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CPMS TO BE LAUNCHED BY PM

27/12

According to the notification issued by Pr. CCA Mumbai, the Comprehensive Pension Management System will be launched by Honourable Prime Minister of India on 29-12-2018.

In this connection two documents released by Dept. of Telecom are given below.

cpms1-1.pdf

cpms2.pdf


27/12

Dear Comrades,

The Comprehensive Pension Management System (CPMS) is being inaugurated formally on 29-12-2018. CCAs are organizing some function in every Circle in the afternoon of 29, December 2018. Our leaders are called upon to attend the function, understand the system properly to enable them help the pensioners in future.

When a new system is introduced, there will be some teething trouble. We should point out the difficulties.

There is lot of complaint that even now many Post Offices are not crediting the enhanced IDA promptly. When CPMS is in operative, the CCAs will be crediting the pension and DA etc directly to the account of the pensioners. So, there may not be any delay in getting IDA, provided the CCA office is efficient.

Pensioners will receive their pension from the Bank or the Post Office as the case is now.

…P S Ramankutty...

26/12

We are happy to note that a new branch has been formed at Bareilly, in UP west in a meeting held on 26-12-2018. Com. Kailsah Gautam (CS) and Com. R C Sharma (Circle Vice President) attended the meeting and explained the various issues. Comrades A R Arya, B R Verma and R P Singh are elected as District President, District Secretary and District Treasurer of Bareilly respectively.

26/12

ON 26-12-2018, OUR CHQ HAS WRITTEN THE FOLLOWING LETTER TO Smt.. SUJATA T RAY, DIRECTOR (HR), BSNL.

mrs-cghs.pdf

26/12

Our CHQ has requested the authorities to honour the recent judgement from the apex court in favour of the section of pensioners who retired from service on 31-12-2015.

next-date.pdf

26/12

In 1990, the new cadre of Phone Mechanic was introduced.Gr. D officials, on qualifying in the departmental examination and completion of due training were promoted to the PM cadre. In Tamilnadu circle, for want of vacancies some of such officials could not be given the promotion. As decided in JCM DC they were temporarily posted as Linemen and promoted to PM later on. The pay drawn in LM post was taken while fixing their pay in PM cadre and subsequently in the pension also. But, recently the Pr. CCA of Tamilnadu circle arbitrarily reduced their Last Pay Drawn and Pension. CHQ has taken up the case.The letter from CHQ is attached hereunder.

str-case-1.docx


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26/12

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21/12

The All India conference of BSNLEU held at Mysuru, Karnataka has concluded electing unanimously Com. Animesh Mitra of West Bengal as President, Com. P Abhimanyu of Pondicherry as General Secretary and Com. Gakul Borah of Assam as the Treasurer.

We congratulate them. We hope that they will pursue the resolution passed by their Ghaziabad CEC meeting demanding pension revision of BSNL retirees at par with other central service pensioners covered by CCS Pension rule 1972 without waiting for wage revision of serving staff in BSNL.

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20/12

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LETTER WRITTEN BY COM. GANGADHARA RAO, CONVENER OF COMMITTEE OF BSNL/MTNL PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS.

cbmpa-letter-to-dopw.pdf

23/12

DEAR COMRADES,

WE ARE HAPPY TO NOTE THAT THIS TIME LARGE NUMBER OF OUR BRANCHES OBSERVED THE PENSIONERS DAY, EITHER ON 17-12-2018 ITSELF OR ANY OTHER CONVENIENT DAY, TO HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF THE LANDMARK JUDGEMENT GIVEN BY SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ON 17-12-1982 AND TO EXPRESS OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE TO THE PERSONS WHO GAVE THE GREAT SERVICE TO INDIAN PENSIONERS SOCIETY THROUGH THE SAID JUDGEMENT.

IN ANDHRA, OUR COMRADES OBSERVE THIS DAY IN A NOVEL WAY, ORGANIZING CHARITY SERVICE. THEY VISIT ORPHANAGES, POOR HOMES, OLD AGE HOMES, BLIND SCHOOLS ETC. AND DISTRIBUTE CLOTHES, UTENSILS, MEDICINES, FRUITS AND OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED BY THE INMATES OF SUCH INSTITUTIONS.

Hereunder we are giving some photos received from branches:.......PSR

AGRA

AJMER

ANANTHAPUR AP

ARA BIHAR

BHUBANESHWAR

BHAVNAGAR

BHIMAVARAM AP

BILASPUR CGT

COIMBATORE.....GS SPEAKS

COM. NATARAJAN SPEAKS IN CHENNAI

CALICUT: GS SPEAKS

DHANBAD


ELURU

ERNAKULAM: PENSIONERS DAY AND RECEPTION TO ALL INDIA LEADERS

ERNAKULAM: GS SPEAKS. COMS. PSR, RADHAKRISHNA, SARASWATHY, PADANAIR etc ARE ON THE DAIS

HYDERABAD: COM. VARAPRASAD, DY GS SPEAKS

INDORE MP

JAMSHEDPUR

JABALPUR MP

KANCHEEPURAM: Coms Thangaraj, G Natarajan and V Rathna and others

KAVALI AP, MATHURA UP

KOTTAYAM: AGS COM. RADHAKRISHNA SPEAKS

KURNOOL AP

MANGALORE

NAVANSHHR PB

NAGERCOVIL

NAGPUR

PATNA

RAJAHMUNDRY AP

SALEM WEST

SAMBALPUR

TANUKU AP

TIRUPATHI AP

THANJAVUR

UJJAIN

VIJAYAWADA: DESPITE HEAVY RAINS...


VISAKHAPATNAM



WEST BENGAL

RETIRED, BUT NOT TIRED

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13/12

COMMITTEE OF BSNL/MTNL PENSIONERS ASSOCIATIONS HAS WRITTEN THE FOLLOWING LETTER TO THE NEW ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, TELECOM ON PENSION REVISION IN BSNL AND MTNL.

Click here to read the letter cbmpa-letter-to-a.s..pdf


12/12

PENSIONERS’ DAY: 2018

On 17.12.1982, the Supreme Court of India pronounced its landmark judgement in D S Nakara vs. GOI case. A Bench of SCI headed by the then Chief Justice Y V Chandrachud, J.D A Desai, J. O Chinnappa Reddy, J. V D Tulzapurkar and J. Bahrul Islam gave the classic judgement which is relevant even today. The judgement tells a lot beyond the particular issue,because Late Shri H D Shourie raised many basic issues concerning pension in their Affidavit.The Judgement said:

1) Pension is neither a bounty nor a grace
2) Pension is not an ex gratia payment
3) Pension is a social welfare measure
4) It creates a vested right subject to 1972 rules which is statutory in character
5) A pension scheme must enable the pensioner live from want and with decency and self respect…

EFFECT OF THE CASE:

a) Till then there was no pension revision in central services. From 1986 onwards the pension revision came into effect.

b) While Sri Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister (1984-89) a new Ministry of Personnel was created to take care of pensioners.
c) A new Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare was created

d) Standing Committing of Voluntary Agencies was introduced to discuss the pension related issues of central service staff. Now SCOVA is not effective.

e) Pension Adalat was introduced.

f) Administrative Tribunals were started to quickly hear and dispose the cases of central govt employees and pensioners, though it failed in recent time.

g) Fifth CPC gave ‘complete parity’ and ‘modified parity’ in pension fixation.

h) Sixth CPC and Seventh CPC also granted parity to the old pensioners.

Let us remember these while observing Pensioners Day on 17-12-2018. Let us pay our homage to late Shri D S Nakara (some people write as Nakra, which is not correct) and late Shri H D Shourie and also to the eminent Judges.

….. PSR

10/12

Belgaum, Hublid-Dharwad and Raichur branches of our association in Karnataka accorded very affectionate reception to Com. Gangadhara Rao (GS) and to Com. Radhakrishna (AGS) last week. Com. R Changappa, CS KTK also attended these meetings.

Few photos:

10/12

It is quite heartening to note that Chandigarh SSA Unit in Punjab has added 141 life members.

Congratulations to Chandigarh comrades,

Congratulations to Punjab circle comrades.

06/12

OUR HYDERABAD DISTRICT SECRETARY INFORMS THAT THE DISTRICT UNIT HAS CROSSED LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF 1900.

THERE IS NO ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP. 100% LIFE MEMBERSHIP. CONGRATULATIONS TO COMRADES OF HYDERABAD.

04/12

Dept of Telecom issued the official minutes on the talks held between the Minister Shri Manoj Sinha and the AUAB leaders on 3-12-2018. Regarding Pension Revision to BSNL retirees w.e.f 1-1-2017 the Minutes says:

“Minister emphasized that follow up action should be expeditiously taken…”

There is no commitment on the fitment formula or anything related to that. However,

  • We can confidently say that there is a positive shift in the attitude of Minister and DOT towards our pension revision. This is most welcome.

Pay Revision in BSNL may take some more time. But, before that, the DoT may move the file for pension revision. So, DoT admits that pension revision can be done without Pay Revision. In effect, Pension revision is delinked from Pay revision. This is the victory of pensioners.

I have no doubt that it is the result of mass FAST all over the country on 22-11-2018 and the unity of BSNL/MTNL pensioners and formation of Committee of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners’ Associations (CBMPA).

Even if DoT proposes delinking pension revision from pay revision the DoPW has to approve it. Then the proposal has to be approved by other nodal ministries/departments also. Then only the DOT will prepare the cabinet note and submit to the Cabinet. These procedures cannot be avoided. It should happen before Lok Sabha elections are announced.

Elections are in May 2019. Code of Conduct may be imposed in March or April 2019. Code of conduct should not come in our way.

We must continue our efforts to get Pension revision with CPC fitment benefits; not only for BSNL but for the MTNL pensioners also.

We should not criticize anybody for posting their views/understandings in the whatsapp groups. Understanding may differ sometimes. We are all human beings.

We are thankful to AUAB for raising the issue of de-linking of pension revision from Pay Revision.

Same time, we should strengthen our unity and organize further programmes under the banner of the new united forum- CBMPA.

We have placed a new unique demand. It is a new concept; it is a new path. It is not that easy to get something new approved by the authorities.

We have to cross many a hurdles. We have to cross many bridges.

Who started first and who joined later is not an issue. Destination is important.

We want a permanent solution to the problem. Most significant is that the File has started moving. We shall get pension revision. That will be the VICTORY of all BSNL/MTNL pensioners.

  • ............................................................. P S Ramankutty













03/12

On the eve of indefinite strike by BSNL staff and officers from today, there were series of meetings yesterday between All Unions and Associations of BSNL on one side and the BSNL Management as well as Dept of Telecom on the other side. Though the main issue of PAY REVISION could not be clinched, there is a chance of meeting the Minister of State for Communication today. Hence, the AUAB postponed the strike to 10-12-2018.

After the announcement of postponement, the DoT has invited the leaders of AUAB for meeting with Minister today.

30/11


Our Tamil Nadu circle Unit has taken the initiative to help the Gaja cyclone victims and collected more than 6.5 lakhs so far. It is still pouring. We have decided to distribute 2 lungies, 2 towels, 2 sarees, 2 inskirts, 1 mat, 1 mosquito net, 10kg rice, match box, candle, noodles and rusk to 400 families. It may be distributed in Pattukottai exchange (Thanjavur District). The requirements were assessed by Thanjavur District secretary Com Swaminathan. Chennai telephones contributed Rs. One lakh.

CHQ sent a sum of Rs 20,000 as its contribution.

Our leaders Ramarao, Muthiyalu, RV, M.Kannappan, Ratna and Eswaran of Erode are actively involved in arranging the materials. With the help of com Swaminathan and his team, the materials will be distributed positively on 4/12/2018.

30/11

On 29th November 2018, the Madurai branch in Tamilnadu has crossed the Life membership of 1000.

With 800 annual membership,total membership is 1800 now.

Congratulations to Madurai team.

29/11

BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ, ONE OF THE OLDEST FEDERATIONS OF CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS IN INDIA IS HOLDING ITS 63rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AT VISAKHAPATNAM TODAY, 29-11-2018.

COM. P GANGADHARA RAO, OUR GENERAL SECRETARY, ADDRESSED THE CONFERENCE. COM. VARAPRASAD AND LEADERS OF VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT WERE ALSO PRESENT ON THE OCCASION.

AIBSNLPWA HAS BEEN AFFILIATED WITH BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ.

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