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31/08

13th Foundation day of AIBSNLPWA was observed by BGTD quite DIFFERENTLY on 24/08/2022 . On this occasion Team consisting of 10 Members along with our GS Com.Gangadhara Rao visited AiR Humanitarian Home at Banneragatta village Bangalore . A basket / packet of fruits and eatables was distributed to about 300 inmates , Doctors and staff members of the charitable Home . This Charitable Home is run by a Trust with the DONATIONS from public. The inmates are those abandoned by families, lost limbs in road accidents, HIV patients, deceived by close ones and to say that those with out any thing of their own ie. DESTITUTES. (B Janardhana Rao DS Bangalore)

31/08

In view of observing our 13th Formation Day fittingly , as per the call given by CHQ, it was celebrated on 20-08-2022 by Chennai Telephone District Circle in orphanage homes and children home in and around Chennai city.

On 29-08-2022 also ChTD celebrated formation day in “ Karaikkal Ammaiyar Old age home in Kolathur, Chennai 99” . There are 50 inmates for whom Sarees, Nighties, Bed sheets, Dothies, Towels, Soap, Rin Liquid, Biscuits, Groceries Fruits were distributed. Some of our eminent members from many parts of Chennai attended the distribution. The inmates thanked us full heartedly . It was a grand success.(S. Thangaraj, Circle Secretary, Chennai Telephone District Circle.)

31/08

Ahmedabad Telecom District Branch and Circle Office Branch jointly organised visit to Old Age Home in view of the call given by CHQ to observe 13th Foundation Day Celebration of AI BSNL PWA . There are 42 older men and women staying in Manilal Gandhi Vanprastha ashram to whom Lunch was served he programme remained grand success (K R Rana Circle Secretary )

29/08

Our leaders met the Minister on 25-7-2022. When we received the information that the File has gone out of Sanchar Bhavan on 25th August we reposted the photo on 26-8-2022. But while typing the date a small error took place. Instead of 25-7-2022 it was typed as 25-8-2022. It is a human error. We are all humans and we are old people. So, such errors may sometime take place.

But this small mistake disturbed the sleep of some people. We are thankful for their keen watch and comment. We correct the date now. Our leaders met the Honourable Minister on 25th July 2022. We hope that this correction will give mental peace to our critics.

26/08

AIBSNLPWA LEADERS S/s T S VITTOBAN, P GANGADHARA RAO, D GOPALAKRISHNAN, ANUPAM KAUL, R S N MURTHY AND V VARAPRASAD WITH THE HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATION SHRI ASWINI VAISHNAV ON 25-8-2022.

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MADURAI

ALUVA KERALA

GUNTUR

21/08

Circle Conference of Maharastra Circle is held on 18-08-2022 at Aurangabad. Com R H Mitkary Circle President has presided. Brief report of Circle Secretary Com M J Pillay and accounts for the period since last conference have been duly approved. Com V Vara Prasad Dy GS spoke and elobarated on issues of Pension revision, next AIC , CGHS, MRS etc.

Com Ranjan Dani NFTE CS-MH greeted the conference and assured his support. Election of office-bearers is unanimous. The following are new office-bearers :

Circle President : Com R H Mitkary ( Nagpur)

Circle Secretary : Com M Narendar ( Mumbai)

Circle Treasurer : Com Padmakar Janardhan Madan ( Mumbai)

10/08

REPLY BY HON'BLE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (02-08-2022)


Rajya Sabha Question dated August 02, 2022

10/08

The information is given by Union Minister of State ( Independent Charge) MoS PMO Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 03-08-22.

strength-of-central-govt.-pensioners.pdf

11/08

Circle conference of Tamilnadu was held on 7th and 8th of August 2022 at PCC Thirumana Mandapam, Salem in a grand manner and was well attended.

The Conference was presided over by Circle President Com V Rama Rao. Com R Venkatachalam Circle Secretary presented Secretary's report and Com S Kalidasan Circle Treasurer submitted the audited accounts for the periods ending March 2019-2022 which were approved by the house.

Com P Gangadhara Rao General Secretary , Com D Gopalakrishnan Vice-president (CHQ) addressed the conference in details on issues of 2017-pension revision, implementation of CAT's judgement on BCR-extra increment case, arbitrary reduction of LPD by PCCA TN, statutory provisions on verification of emoluments beyond the period of 24 months prior to date of retirement, issue of rescinding of increment on regular promotion for executives, disallowing the full exemption for the period of service in DOT, income-tax liability on reimbursement of CGHS contribution, important changes in new CCS (Pension) Rules 2021 etc.

Com G Natarajan Vice-President (CHQ) , Com K Muthiyalu Dy GS, Com V Vara Prasad Dy GS & CS (AP), Com S Thangaraj CS (CH TD) , Com R K ex-CS NFTE TN, also addressed the conference. Super senior members attended the conference were honoured.

Meeting hall is spacious and food arrangements are excellent. All appreciation is due to Salem comrades for the sucess of the conference.

Election of new office-bearers was unanimous. The following are new office-bearers :

Circle President : Com V Swaminathan (Thanjavur)

Circle Secretary : Com S Sundarakrishnan (STR Chennai)

Circle Treasurer : Com S Kalidasan (Thanthi Traffic)

02/08

As you are aware, the matter was listed before Mohd Jamshed (Administrative Member) as Item 29 today.

When the matter was called out, our Advocate appeared on our behalf. Counsel for the Respondents submitted that the matter involved a policy issue and therefore should be heard by a bench consisting of a judicial member as well.

Our Advocate did not object to this submission as it will be in our interest to have a judicial member on the bench and also informed the Administrative Member about the legal issue involved in the matter.

The Member therefore directed the matter to be placed for final hearing before a Division Bench on 6 - 9 - 2022.

P Gangadhara Rao GS

30/07

CHQ DELIGATION consisting of myself, Com. D Gopalakrishnan, Senior VP, Com. V Varaprasad Dy. GS , Com. T S Vittoban Treasurer, Com. R S N Murthy , Org. Secretary is in Delhi from 24th in the light of different versions that our Pension Revision is negated by internal finance of DOT.

There were some unexpected hurdles. Unusually all the offices including Sanchar Bhawan around Parliament were closed till 3 pm because of 15th President's swearing in ceremony on 25th . 5G Auction started on 26th. But still the above team along with Com Anupam Kaul AGS at Delhi could meet.

1. Shri Ashwini Vaishnawji, MOC

2. Dr Jithendra Singh, MOS , PM (O) .

3. Shri V Srinivas, Secretary (DOP&PW )

4. Shri S N Mathur, Jt. Secretary ( DOP&PW)

5. Shri. K Rajaraman, Secretary ( Telecom)

6. Shri. Manish Sinha , newly joined Member (F) DOT and

7. Shri Rajakumar , Director Establishment . DOT .

We have represented our Pension Revision issue and submitted necessary inputs.

Pension department officials told that if a concrete proposal is forwarded by DoT then they are willing to consider.

We didn't observe any negativity from the TOP in DOT .

Let us wait and see for the outcome.

Regarding implementation of Chennai CAT judgement dt. 17 2 22, Director Estt. informed that DDG (E) has gone on leave because of her mother's death. She will join by next week and a decision will be taken afterwards.

We brought to the notice of the new Member (F) about LPD reduction of Telecom Mechanics and not taking into account of officiating pay at the time of granting 78.2 revision.

Since he is new to the post, he noted down these issues in his diary and assured to consider.

This is for the information of our members.

P Gangadhara Rao GS.

22/07