All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association.



REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE: registration-certificate.pdf

CONSTITUTION: pwa-constitution.pdf


After the recent merger of five subsidiary banks (including State Bank of Travancore,with whom our CHQ has the Accounts) in SBI, the Bank is levying unnecessary charges and putting unwanted restrictions. More than Rs 25000 can not be sent to a particular account per day. One branch transfers Rs. 25000 to CHQ account one day. Nobody else can transfer amounts on that day.If they transfer we have to pay unnecessary fines.

Use NEFT to transfer funds to CHQ account.First, deposit the amount in the account of the branch.Then using NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer system) you can transfer any amount without paying extra charges. Else, you can remit the amounts as DD or pan India Cheque.


Some Circle Units have opened bank account giving CHQ PAN. Now, the Tax is deducted for the total amount taking together all the deposits made by CHQ and Circles with the same PAN.We are made to pay huge amounts as Income Tax.So, Circle Units are requested to obtain separate PAN. It is urgent.


Name of recipient: AIBSNLPWA (CHQ),---------- SB A/c No 67100927818--------- Name of Bank: ... State Bank of India
Name of Branch: Chennai Anna Nagar West Extn, ------------------------ IFSC of the Branch: SBIN0070530.

Immediately after transferring any amount to CHQ, please drop a letter to our Treasurer (Address:

Shri T S Vittoban, Block-A, Flat- D4, Air View Apartments, (Near City Union Bank),
M G Road, Manappakkam, Mugalivakkam PO, Chennai 600125) intimating the break up figures:

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"Justice delayed is justice denied" is a legal maxim meaning that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all. Time and again the above maxim was quoted by judges after judges and advocates after advocates. But, the situation is not changed, at least in our country.

On 27,June, 2019, the Honourable Law Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that; “43.55 lakh cases are pending in the 25 high courts in the country and over 8 lakh of these are over a decade old”

58669 cases are pending in our Supreme Court alone as on 1-6-2019.



While pension was revised by Manipur State Govt. with effect from 1-1-1996, some injustice was done to those retired before that day. The All Manipur State Pensioners Association approached the High Court. The Single Bench in HC gave a verdict in 1999 in favour pensioners. Govt of Manipur filed appeal against that. Legal fight continued.

Finally, the case went to the Supreme Court. Two months back, the Supreme Court gave its verdict in favour of Pensioners.

Pensioners won their case after 20 years of legal battle.

Still order is not issued by the Government.

By this time, most of the affected pensioners expired.






1. Case No. 346/2018: seeking pension revision (78.2) arrears from 1-1-2007, bundled with another case filed by some retired officers of Kerala is now posted to 7-11-2019. It was posted like this several times. One day before the date the case was being postponed by notification. So even now, it is not sure if the case will be heard on 7-11-2019.

Case 2. No 338/2018: Seeking pension fixation at 50% of Last Pay Drawn for all those who retired prior to 1-1-2006. After several postponement it is now posted to 23-10-2019 for final disposal.

We are waiting.


The fifth Kerala Circle Conference was held on 15-10-2019 at Palakkad.The Palakkad SSA Unit is comparatively a smaller district unit of Kerala Circle. However, the unit could host the massive conference in an excellent manner. 425 delegates representing all the 11 SSA units and CEC members attended the conference. Com. P Gangadhara Rao, GS inaugurated the conference at 10 AM. He explained status of various issues and problems.

Shri D Manoj, the CCA Kerala was the Chief Guest. He addressed the conference in his inimitable style and shared valuable information with the audience.

Central trade Union leaders like Shri Vijayan Kunisseri (AITUC), K Sudhakaran (BMS), A Prabhakaran (CITU) and K Appu (INTUC) and Shri G N Hariharan Nair (CS of DoT&BSNL Pensioners Association, Kerala) greeted the conference. Thereafter Com. P S Ramankutty (CHQ President), R N Pada Nair (AGS) and Smt A P Saraswathy (Org. Secy) also addressed the inaugural session. Com. V S Ramachandran (Chairman, Reception Committee) welcomed and Com. K T Ramanarayanan (GS, Rec. Committee) proposed vote of thanks.

In the afternoon, the Delegate Session met. It was addressed by Com. B Arunachalam, veteran leader of Tamilnadu circle who hails from the nearby station, Coimbatore. All district secretaries and few delegates participated in the debate on Report, Account and resolutions. The conference decided to launch a campaign to project the demands for pension revision, grant of funds for BSNLMRS and our views on the present crisis of BSNL in particular and Telecom Industry in general.

Comrades P Narayanan Moosad, T P George and C G Daniel have been unanimously re-elected as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Treasurer respectively.Comrades T Ramachandran, R N Pada Nair and P K Gopala Pillai are patrons.

The conference concluded at 5.30 PM on time. The Palakkad comrades could make very conformable arrangements for conference, CWC meeting, stay and food of all delegates to fullest of their satisfaction. It was a well arranged, disciplined conference in all respects.

to the complete list of office bearers, Kerala please click here: kla-ob.pdf



DPE has issued orders raising the rate of IDA effective from 1-10-2019 to 152%. We have forwarded the order to 42 CPPCs of banks.

to see the order click here; ida-oct-19.pdf


We are happy to note that two Circles – Haryana and Karnataka – have responded very positively to the call from our CHQ for donations towards PMNRF. CHQ fixed a nominal target of Rs 100 per member to each Circle based on their membership.Both Haryana and Karnataka have exceeded their targets. Hubli and Mangalore have contributed much to bring the Karnataka Circle to the top. Some District Units in other Circles also have exceeded their targets, details of which will be published later on.

Comrades of Karnataka circle have done a great job. The membership of Karnataka circle Unit is
5212. As such, CHQ fixed a target of Rs 521200 as its donation towards PMNRF. Amazingly, the
Circle has so far remitted Rs 630501 exceeding the target. It is a remarkable achievement. The
dedication, enthusiasm, commitment and hard work of our active comrades in different branches
like Mangalore and Hubli have brought the Circle to the top. CHQ congratulates comrades of
Karnataka circle for the spectacular achievement.


We note with great admiration the determination, dedication and Enthusiastic initiative taken by leaders of our Hubli Unit in collecting donation from members. Seeing the plight of the people of North Karnataka, where there were unprecedented floods this time, our Hubli leaders started collecting donations towards CMDRF of Karnataka, even before CHQ issued the Call. Hubli (Hubballi) unit has 330 members. About 130 of them gave the donations; 70% of them remitted on-line. Hubli Unit has remitted Rs 50,000 to CMDRF and Rs 82,500 to CHQ. Total Rs. 1,32,500.


Hubli comrades are the pioneers in the movement. Well-done, Comrades; WELL-DONE.


Mangalore comrades have contributed a great for the amazing achievement of Karnataka circle in crossing targeted amount of donations towards PMNRF. Mangalore District Unit has 517 members. So, the target fixed was Rs. 51700. They have already remitted Rs 1,28,000 to CHQ. Still, every day, donation is being received by the District Unit. Mangalore comrades may cross Rs 1,50,000. 300% of the Target.

90% of the Members paid donations on-line. That is the wonderful enthusiasm shown by our comrades in Mangalore SSA. CHQ appreciates the awesome work done by Mangalore Comrades.


We report with great happiness that our Haryana Circle Unit has exceeded the target fixed towards PMNRF.

Haryana is comparatively a smaller Circle Unit having only 275 members. So, CHQ fixed a target of Rs 27500 for the Circle. But, as on date, Haryana has remitted Rs 34500. CHQ congratulates Com. J S Dahiya our AGS and Com. J S Mallick, our CS of Haryana and other leaders of the Circle for the spectacular achievement.




Directorate of CGHS has issued two orders recently.

1. Empaneled Hospitals should not refuse treatment in emergency cases insisting formalities.

2. Revised guidelines for settling the pending medical claims from pensioners.

Click here to see the orders: cghs-order-on-emergency.pdf cghs-guidelinbes-on-claims.pdf




The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong. For the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light. The light that has illumined this country for these many years will illumine this country for many more years, and a thousand years later, that light will be seen in this country and the world will see it and it will give solace to innumerable hearts.

Jawaharlal Nehru, 1948


Generations to come will scarce believe that such a man as this walked the earth in flesh and blood.

Albert Einstein, 1948


If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore him at our own risk.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr


“Gandhi’s ideas have played a vital role in South Africa’s transformation and with the help of Gandhi’s teaching, apartheid has been overcome.”

Nelson Mandela


Mahatma Gandhi came and stood at the door of India’s destitute millions…who else has so unreservedly accepted the vast masses of the Indian people as his flesh and blood…Truth awakened Truth…

Rabindra Nath Tagore


“He was right, he knew he was right, we all knew he was right. The man who killed him knew he was right. However long the follies of the violent continue, they but prove that Gandhi was right. ‘Resist to the very end’, he said, ‘but without violence.’ Oh, India, dare to be worthy of your Gandhi...
Pearl S Buck

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October 1

October 1 is the International Day for older people; not for you.

You are yet to reach that position.

There are older people around you. Today, just visit two or three older people, convey a few words of compassion to them. Fill their mind with hope and happiness.

Because, you will be older very soon.

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