All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association.



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.



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)


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


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.



The rate of IDA payable from 01-07-2022 is 190.8%








Following decisions have been taken in CWC meeting.

1. AIC at Visakhapatnam. AP

AIC shall be held at VISAKHAPATNAM on 2nd & 3rd December 2022.

Pre AIC CWC will be on 1st December.

Accommodation will be made available from 1st to 4th December.

Eligible delegates should be elected in the GB meetings / Conferences by Districts before July 31st so that Train reservations can be made in the first week of August. Delegate Fee is fixed at Rs 1300 each.

AIC Fund of Rs 50 per member should be sent to CHQ Treasurer before August end by Districts . CSs are requested to monitor.


Com. P Gangadhara Rao, General Secretary will be the convener.


a). Com R Venkatachalam CS Tamilnadu Circle.

b). Com. Varaprasad CS AP Circle.

c) Com. R Changappa CS Karnataka Circle.

Those who want to suggest any Amendments should send to the above members, preferably , by email on or before 31-8-2022.


All the Circles and Districts which are due shall have to conduct their Conferences well before AIC.

4. WhatsApp GROUPS.

CHQ wanted all the Circles to open CEC groups so that the important Orders and messages from CHQ can reach the members instantaneously .

Out 23 Circles only 16 Circles have started.

In these 16 , only 10 are active by forwarding immediately.

Remaining 6 are acting as they wish. They have to forward all messages of CHQ in their groups immediately.

7 Circles are yet to start their CEC groups. They have to start immediately.Similarly, all DSs also should repeat the information from CHQ in their DEC groups with out any delay. Then only the purpose will be served. The intention of CHQ is to make ALL our members to know the developments in the ASSOCIATION at the earliest.

P Gangadhara Rao GS.


Clarified that there is no restriction in the CCS (Pension) Rules , 2021 on grant of family pension to a family member from two different sources in respect of same Government servant/pensioner.

DOP & PW Lr dated 23-05-2022.

DOP & PW Clarification



It is notified that a meeting of Central Working Committee of AIBSNLPWA shall be held online from 10 AM on Sunday, the 5th June 2022 to consider the agenda given below. Com. P S Ramankutty, President shall preside over the meeting. All CWC members are requested to attend.


1.Pension revision - developments.

2.AIC and next CWC -Date and venue

3. Pension Anomaly Case - Donations

4. Audited Accounts for the year ended on 31.3.2022.

5. Any other item with permission of the Chair.


PS. The link for joining the meeting will be provided to all CWC members through whatsapp one hour before commencement of the meeting.

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District Conference of Thoothukudi (Tamilnadu Circle) was held on 30-04-2022. Com L Thomas, Com S Subbaiah, Com S Paulsamy were elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.


Ropar District conference (Punjab) was held on 07-05-2022 at Nangal with good gathering. Com Jagparshad, Com S D Saini Com Pawan Kumar Ayri were elected as President, Secretary, Treasurer respectively.


Lakhimpur Kheri - (UP east) District Conference was held on 06-05-2022. Com S Mani, Com Hardwari Lal, Com Iliyas Ali Siddique were elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.


NEW DISTRICT BRANCH AT PURULIA , WEST BENGAL was formed on 28-04-2022. Com Gowtam Sarkar, Com Goffur Ansari, Com Radha Madhab Ghatak were elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.


6th Circle conference of Kerala was held at Tirur on 7th May 2022. Com. D Gopalakrishnan VP CHQ inaugurated the Conference and addressed the delegates. Com. Narayanan Moosad Circle President addressing the gathering .

Com. P S Ramankutty National President , Com TS Vittoban Treasurer CHQ, Com. Pada Nair AGS, Com. Saraswathy Org. Secretary CHQ graced the occasion.

Conference elected unanimously, Coms. K Ravindran, T P George and Smt K K Saraswathy as Circle President, Circle Secretary and Treasurer respectively


Circle conference of U P West was held at Meerut on 26-4-2022. Coms. Anupamkaul and J S Dahia both AGSs have graced the occasion on behalf of CHQ.. Coms. R C Sharma, Kailash Gautam and J K Sharma were unanimously elected as President, CS and Treasurer respectively.