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15/01

COMMITTEE OF BSNL/MTNL PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATIONS

MET DoP&PW OFFICERS ON THE ISSUE OF

PENSION REVISION OF BSNL&MTNL PENSIONERS


Com. M K Bagchi, Com. Anupam Kaul and Com. S S Nanda, the members of the Committee of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners” Associations (CBMPA) today (15-01-2019) met top officers in Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and discussed about the issue of pension revision.

They were informed that DoT did not clarify the issues sought for earlier by DoP&PW.DoT should have sent a clear proposal for pension revision if pension revision is delinked from pay revision.But they have not sent that kind of a proposal.So once again they have asked the DoT to send a concrete proposal.

Our representatives gained the impression that DoP&PW officers are very much aware of the issue involved. Our representatives clarified certain doubts also.It is understood that if DoP&PW gets a proper proposal with due justification from DoT it may be favourably considered by them and the views of DoE also should be sought.

CBMPA will seriously pursue the matter.

. .......….. P Gangadhara Rao, Convener, CBMPA

15-01-2019

15/01

THE CIRCLE-WISE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPREHENSIVE PENSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ROLL OUT PLAN) IS ATTACHED HEREUNDER.sampann-rollout.pdf


08/01



COM. MUNUSAMY, CIRCLE PRESIDENT OF CHENNAI TD CIRCLE GRACED THE OCCASION

08/01



Chennai STR branch held its monthly meeting on 8-1-2019. CHQ Leaders Com. K. Muthiyalu, Com. A. Sugumaran, Com. Ratna and others addressed the meeting.

08/01

Ratlam branch in MP conducted the Pensioners Day on 6-1-2019. About 100 members particiapated. Com. M C Sharma (CS MP), Com. M Prajapati, Com. V R Sonaparkr and others addressed.

08/01

Central Trade Unions have called a nationwide strike on January 8 and 9 against the alleged repressive policies for workers adopted by the government. Ten trade unions are INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA have jointly called for the nationwide general strike.More than 20 crore workers connected to them have joined the strike. RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh or BMS is not participating in the strike.This is the 18th nationwide general strike against the alleged anti-worker policies. (Media report)

08/01

On 4-1-2019, a new branch is opened at Gadag, Karnataka. Comrades S T Pawar (DS Hubli), V M Kanakeri and others attended on behalf of the circle association and addressed the meeting. Comrades K Sukand, I I Jirankal and J I Dharwad are elected as the President, Secretary and Treasurer of the new branch. CHQ welcomes the new branch and comrades of Gadag.

08/01


On 4-1-2019, the Bhavnagar branch in Gujarat circle held a very successful meeting. More than 200 members attended. Shri B C Joshi (CHQ Org. Secretary), Shri A J Maru (ACS) and Com. N M Vyas (DS) addressed the meeting


06/01

STRANGE is the way of BSNL Management. Some people (mainly Executives) got their promotion immediately after the date of formation of BSNL, 1-10-2000. Some of them were permitted to switch over to IDA pay scales from the date of their promotion. That too after legal fight. Then the question came how their pay should be fixed.DOT asked BSNL to furnish details.

Corporate Office sent a letter to all circles on 12-11-2014.Then another letter was sent on 1-12-2014. Thereafter reminders and reminders were sent on following dates also

3, February 2015

23, March 2015

3, July 2015

4, September 2015

12, November 2015

22, February 2016

13, April 2016

22, June 2016

26, July 2016

18, September 2017

9, March 2018

4, October 2018

and finally

12, December 2018.

All letters and reminders were URGENT.

Even after 15 letters, 25 Circles have not furnished the data to Corporate Office. Corporate Office remains cool after sending reminders after reminders. This is the way the BSNL management honours Court verdicts.

Where is Justice?

Just compare this with our experience in Dept of Telecom some 30-35 years ago.

See the latest urgent reminder: remain-cool-after-remainders.pdf

03/01

DPE order raising the IDA rate to 138.8% with effect from 1-1-2019 is given below.

ida-jan-2019.pdf

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06/01

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01/01

IDA INCREASE 3.2%

The Labour Bureau of India has released All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) for Industrial workers for the month of November 2018.It is 302 Points.

Based on that the IDA shall be 138.8% from January 2019.An increase of 3.2% from the existing 135.6%.

01/01



BY BHOPAL BRANCH ON 30-12-2018


BY MUMBAI TELECOM FACTORY BRANCH ON 28-12-2018

BY BIJAPUR BRANCH

28/12

Though not surprising to me, it is a matter of regret to note that DoT is taking the very same negative attitude towards the absorbed BSNL employees and pensioners. Some officersin Sanchar Bhavan have a wrong notion that BSNL staff and retirees get higher Pay and Pension than their counter-parts in central services with same length of service. The fact is that whatever the benefit derived from corporatization in 2000 has disappeared soon by way of reduced quantum of dearness allowance all these 18 years.

Central Govt pensioners got 50% DA merged from April 2004; BSNL Pensioners got that benefit only from 10-6-2013.

Central Govt pensioners got pension revision from January 2006; BSNL Pensioners got pension revision from January 2007.

Central govt. pensioners got pension revision again from 2016; BSNL pensioners are still waiting for it.

Central Govt pensioners got the benefit of Third option with concordance Table; BSNL pensioners are denied that .

All benefits from corporatization have disappeared in the thin air.

Amount drawn as pay or pension cannot be basis for taking policy decisions on revision.A DDG is getting higher Pay than his Director or AGM.Does it mean that DDG should not get pay revision?A retired DDG is getting higher amount as pension than those retired as Director or AGM.Should that retired DDG not get pension revision? Anybody should get the pay revision or pension revision as per the rule of the land. There are judgements from the Apex Court.

Few weeks back one Director in Sanchar Bhavan wrote a letter asking CMD BSNL to tell how BSNL is going to raise funds to meet the expenses for pay revision.When brought the matter to notice of the Secretary Telecom, it was propagated that “madam was angry over it and fired the Director and the letter would be withdrawn”. Nothing was withdrawn.

Now, a much worse letter is gone from Sanchar Bhavan to CMD BSNL.

With whose permission such letters are going?

Who takes decisions on such important matters?

It is high time for the Minister to intervene.

Minister should not allow any particular officer in his ministry spoil the future of lakhs of people serving and retired.

BSNL staff unions and Pensioners organizations should come out of any illusion about ‘noble hearts’ in Sanchar Bhavan .

......................................... It is my personal view…… PSR

See the latest letter from DoT to BSNL bsnl-pay-revn-new-ltr.pdf

28/12

Good number of employees retire one day before their Date of Next Increment (DNI). Though they completed one year after previous Increment date they do not get the benefit of that one year. Some people have gone to the Court and won the case. Appeals filed by government also have been rejected by Supreme court of India. Thus, the case has reached the finality.

CHQ has demanded a general order so that all affected pensioners shall get the benefit.

see the letter ltr-on-notional-increment.pdf

28/12

In the special meeting of Cuddalore (Tamilnadu) branch of AIBSNLPWA held on 27-12-2018, Com. N Sivanandan of Ernakulam was honoured. Com. Sivanandan, an active member of our Association spends his entire pension amount every month to help the victims of Endosulfan disaster in Kasargod district of Kerala.

Background:

During 1976-2000 the Plantation Corporation of Kerala sprayed poisonous Endosulfan insecticide on the cashew plantations of Kasargod area. The poison affected people of the area. Hundreds died. Many more are living unable to move out. [See the picture of one of them here under.]


The government, of coruse, is helping the victims. That is not enough. Hence many NGOs and individuals are helping them. Com. N Sivanandan is one amongst them.

Cuddalore branch invited Com. Sivanandan to their meeting. He attended it on 27-12-2018, along with Com. T P George, Circle Secretary of Kerala. In the said meeting Com. Sivanandan gave away a small gift packet to a poor woman.

We are proud of noble hearted Com. Sivanandan.

We are proud of our Cuddalore branch comrades.

27/12

TODAY, THE KARNATAKA CEC MEETING WAS HELD IN BANGALORE. COM. P GANGADHARA RAO, CIRCLE PRESIDENT HITHERTO RESIGNED FROM THE POST CONSEQUENT TO HIS ELECTION AS OUR GS. SENIOR LEADER COM. VIRUPAKSHAIAH HAS BEEN ELECTED AS THE CIRCLE PRESIDENT IN HIS PLACE. COM SHREEDHAR OF BELLARY IS ELECTED AS VICE PRESIDENT IN THE PLACE OF COM. VIRUPAKSHAIAH, VP TILL THE DAY.

27/12

The District Conference of Bangalore SSA was held today. More than 550 members participated. Newly elected CHQ office bearers from Karnataka - Com. P Gangadhara Rao GS, Com. G Babu VP and Com. Radhakrishna, AGS - were felicitated on the occasion.

Comrades K Ranganayakulu, R Janrdhana Rao and Deepak are elected as District President, District Secretary and Treasurer respectively.


27/12

Today, the Budaun (UP WEST) branch held a meeting. Com. Gautam Kailash (CS) and Com. R C Sharma (Circle VP) addressed it.