All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association.



This O.M. and mapping is applicable only for the Combined Service Optees who retired from BSNL/MTNL with IDA pay scale

As per guidelines issued from Directorate of CGHS, MoH&FW, ward entitlement is based on the last basic pay and CGHS subscription is based on the pay scale as mentioned in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) of a particular retiree. pro-rata pensioners. DOT (PAT) OM dated 21-07-2023 . Click here cghs-ward-entitlement.pdf


District Conference of Visakhapatnam is held on 25-7-2023. Com V.Vara Prasad, GS has spoken on Pension Revision, CAT case status, CGHS, BSNL MRS etc. CHQ Vice President Com M R Patnaik, Circle President Com K S Koteswara Rao, Circle Secretary Com D Venkateswara Rao have also addressed. District Secretaries and other circle office bearers of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram have attended. Secretary's report and audited accounts are adopted unanimously. Reception Committee approved and audited Accounts for AIC have been submitted along with report and accounts. Election of office bearers is also unanimous. Com K Chandrasekhar, Com K. Somasundara Rao, Com P Babu Rao have been elected as President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

Click here for Photos vm-dc-photos.pdf


Pension Revision

Dear Comrades,

On our request, Member (S) gave us time at 0130 pm yesterday (20/7/23).

Accordingly Our Dy GS Com Anupam Kaul and our OGS Com J S Dhahia met him.

OSD, DDG (Estt.) and Director (Estt) were also in the chamber.

On the Eve of his ensuing retirement on our behalf Member (S) was presented with a bouquet and flowers.

After exchanging pleasantries, our leaders asked about the present status of pension revision recalling the earlier meeting held with him on 29/5/23 in which it was informed that though other formalities are over, the percentage shall be decided shortly by Hon MoC and Secretary. Though two months have gone by it's not decided our leaders told.

For this our leaders were informed that consultation is still on and we can't say how much time it will take.

The above is the official position.

The following is unofficial/yet to be confirmed news.

Most of you may be aware that we have one source which has direct access with Telecom Secretary .

Our Vice-President Com R S N Murthy informed me yesterday (20/7/23) late night the following:-

When there was interaction between the Telecom secretary and our source, the former said to have conveyed that he will decide the issue of pension revision and take necessary follow up action before relinquishing his position as Telecom secretary.

Delays are undue. Assurances are not kept up. This is our experience. Time is running fast. But still we have to wait and watch.

V Vara Prasad

General Secretary



The matter was listed as item 27 before bench 5 today on 13-07-2023. Mr Sanjay Ghose Senior Advocate appeared on our behalf. The respondents repeated the same old arguments. The bench heard and recorded submissions of all parties that it will pronounce the order. Judge told that , if any clarifications are required then that will be sought for and the parties can give clarification on 16-08-2023. It has posted the matter to 16-08-2023. There is a possibility of delivering the judgement on 16th August 2023.


The matter was listed as Item 31 today before Court No 5.

The arguments took place for more than 100 minutes.

Our Dy.GS Com AnupamKaul was present in the court.

Director (Estt.) was also present.

Mr.SanjoyGhose, SrAdv appeared on our behalf and argued the matter. Thereafter, the other side argued for some time. They submitted that IDA scale is higher and so now the pensioners cannot claim parity. They further relied on the judgments of Ernakulam, Hyderabad and Bangalore bench.

The Hon judge was interacting with the lawyers.

In rejoinder, we submitted before the Court that the Government had assured us to pay pension on IDA scale and grant of IDA scale is in terms of judgment of the SC. We also distinguished the judgments of other benches.

The bench has recorded that arguments have been addressed by both sides. It has adjourned the matter to Thursday only to hear any further submissions which any party wishes to make.

Our lawyers are preparing the necessary documents for submission on 13/7/23.

Today's development is giving a positive signal.


DPE has issued orders for revision of IDA rates to 205.6% w.e.f 01-07-2023 for 2007 scales. Copy of Order payment-of-ida-at-revised-rates.pdf


Secretary Telecom is addressed on the issue of Pension Revision



In the Pensioners' Patrika for July-August 2023, while printing the list of office bearers elected by Jharkhand Circle Conference a serious mistake has crept in inadvertently. It is my mistake.

Com. S K Sharma was elected as President of Jharkhand Circle. But it was shown as R K Tiwari. Com. Tiwari is Circle President of MP Circle. I first typed the list of MP Circle, then copied it, pasted for Jharkhand Circle and then changed the names. While doing so I missed to change the name of President. The mistake so happened. I regret very much for the mistake. I apologize to Com. S K Sharma. I shall give a correction note in next issue of Patrika.... P S Ramankutty , Editor


Next CWC meeting will be held at AHMEDABAD on 01st and 2nd Oct 2023. Formal notice will be issued in due course


Special General Body meeting was held on 25-06-2023 at Trivandrum. CHQ Advisor Com P S Ramankutty , General Secretary Com V Vara Prasad ,CHQ office-bearer Com Pada Nair have addressed. District President and District Secretary of Trivandrum were on the dias. Secretaries of local branches have attended.


Special General Body meeting was held on 23-06-2023 at Nagercoil. GS Com V Vara Prasad addressed. District President Com Rajan Babu District Secretary Com Chelliah District Secretary Tirunalveli Com Paramasivam shared the dias.


District Conference of SALEM WEST division was held on 22-06-2023 with 300 members in audience. Shri M P Velusamy presided over the meeting. Com D Gopalakrishnan , All India President, Com V Vara Prasad General Secretary Com K Muthialu Vice President (CHQ) Com S sundarakrishnan Circle Secretary Tamilnadu Circle, addressed. Com P Venugopal OS CHQ conducted the conference. Com K Ramani gave welcome address. Following were elected unanimously as office-bearers :

President : Com M Govindaraj

Secretary : Com R Balaraman

Treasurer : Com M Ramasamy


CGHS rates revised for 36 radiological / imaging investigation vide its order dated 19th June 2023.


Spl General Body Meeting of Chennai Circle.


pecial General Body Meeting of Chennai Circle was held on 14-06-2023. Com M Munuswamy Presided over the meeting. Com D Gopalakrishnan , All India President, Com V Vara Prasad, General Secretary, Com S.Sundara Krishnan, Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu Circle addressed. CHQ Office bearers Com TS Vittoban, Com K Mutialu, Com G Natarajan, Com Rathna, Com Latha attended. The meeting started with an welcoming note by Com S.Thangaraj and ended with vote of thanks by Com N Kannappan, Circle Treasurer.


Special General Body Meeting of STR Division , Chennai was held on 13-06-2023. Com A Sugumaran Presided over the meeting. Com D Gopalakrishnan , All India President, Com V Vara Prasad, General Secretary, Com K Mutialu Vice President (CHQ) , Com S.Sundara Krishnan, Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu Circle addressed. CHQ Office bearers Com TS Vittoban, Com Rathna, Com Latha attended. The meeting started with an welcoming note by Com N Kodandaraman, and ended with vote of thanks by Com N S Deenadayalan (DS)