All India BSNL Pensioners' Welfare Association.



Our CHQ TREASURER Com Vittoban is shifting his residence.

All CSs are requested to ensure that CHEQUES, MONEY ORDERS, DDs, REGISTERED LETTERS etc are NOT SENT to his existing address by any one from their circles, till further information. New address will be intimated to you after his settlement there.

P Gangadhara Rao GS


All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers - AICPI (IW) FOR FEBRUARY 2019 remained stationary and stood at 307.

Therefore We are entitled for 2.6 % IDA increase from 01-04-2019.

Total IDA will be 141.4%


As intimated earlier and as a follow up action Coms M K Bagchi, Anupam kaul and SS Nanda met Member (S) and DDG (Estt.) Yesterday and handed over a copy of short and crisp letter addressed to Secy (T) regarding the communication from pension department and requested them to send a concrete proposal to that department early.

Our leaders got the information that Secretary (T) has sought a 'Note' from Additional Secretary (T) on the issue of pension revision. They also got the information that the 'Note' is ready.

Our leaders could not meet Secretary T as she was out of station and could not meet Additional Secretary T also as he was otherwise busy.

Our leaders shall continue their efforts in the coming weeks

Letter to Secretary, DOT

P G Rao


Today (26-03-2019) CBMPA members Coms M.K.Bagchi, Anupam Kaul and S.S.Nanda met Officers in Pension Department and enquired about the position on PENSION REVISION.

They were informed that the DOT has not yet replied to their communication dt 14-01-2019. Further they were informed that another letter was sent to DOT on 08-03-2019 in which they have once again asked for reply to their communication dated 14-01-2019. In addition they have attached our letter dt 12-02-2019 addressed to Secretary, DOP&PW and sought comments of DOT on that. The copy of that letter was endorsed to Convenor, CBMPA. The same is exhibited below. Our leaders in Delhi will take follow up action in Sanchar Bhavan .

Click here for Dept Of Pension's Letter


CEC meeting of Tamil Nadu Circle was held on 15th & 16th March '19 at KUMBAKONAM.

Com. P Gangadhara Rao GS has opened a STONE CARVED PLAQUE in front of GM's office and our Association Flag was hoisted by him. On behalf of CHQ ,Coms. D Gopalakrishnan VP, A Sugumaran VP, K Muthiyalu DGS, and S Arunachalam AGS have graced the occasion. Com. V Rama Rao Asst. Treasurer CHQ and Circle President , presided over the two - day CEC meeting. Nearly 200, including Circle Office Bearers, District Secretaries and activists from nearby SSAs have attended the meeting.Regarding PENSION REVISION, Tamil Nadu Circle Executive has decided to convey to CHQ to wait till Next Government formation and seek LEGAL REMEDY if it is not settled with in Three months.

............... P Gangadhara Rao GS ......


Coms D.Gopalakrishnan , A.Sugumaran, K Mutyalu, V.Rama Rao, Arunachalam, R.Venkatachalam and Com P Gangadhara Rao met at Kumbakonam on 15-03-2019 and decided the following.

In view of Com PSR's eye problem , the work hitherto done by him will be shared by

1. P Gangadhara Rao Maintenance of WA Groups

2. V. Vara Prasad Maintenance of Website

3. Sugumaran Pension Patrika Work

. . . . . . . . . . P Gangadhara Rao


Com V. Ramarao President, AIBSNLPWA, TN Circle said that the Association have collected Rs14 lakh from its 13,000 members for taking up relief and restoration works in the Gaja-affected areas.

Out of this, a sum of Rs 8.50 lakh was spent for distribution of clothes, bedsheets and other materials and towards disbursement of 4,000 kilograms of rice to the affected people in Vedaranyam, Pattukottai, Tiruvarur and Thiruthuraipoondi areas on 4th December 2018.

The remaining amount of Rs 5.50 was donated for the renovation of the damaged buildings at the Thiruvalluvar Arul Neri Middle School, run by the Kundrakudi Aadheenam at Korukkai in Thiruthuraipoondi block, Tiruvarur district.The two classroom blocks, having latest zinc sheet roofs and separate entrances to five classrooms, could accommodate 175 students comfortably.Two buildings at a middle school in Korukkai in Thiruthuraipoondi block was rebuilt by the All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association and handed over to the school authorities.The keys of the newly constructed classrooms were handed over to the school headmaster Sri Rajendran, on 17-3-2019 by Com V.Ramarao and Circle Secretary Com R.Venkatachalam & Com K.Mutyalu (Dy GS). CHTD Circle has also contributed to these relief activities & renovation. Com Kannappan CHTD Circle Treasurer , thro whom information on school condition is known and Com Krishna Murthy ACS CHTD have also participated.


Through out the world Women's day is observed on 8th of March . For the last 6 years our SSA unit of AIBSNLPWA, THANJAVUR (Tamil Nadu) has been observing every year with more participants and with lot of enthusiasm and zeal.

On 14-3-19, Coms. D Gopalakrishnan VP, P Gangadhara Rao GS,and V Rama Rao , Asst. Treasurer CHQ were the Guests at THANJAVUR. Sri.Vinod PGM BSNL attended as a special invitee. From 10 -17 hrs nearly 300 women members were present along with equal number of men.

It was a unique gathering with lot of activities like Birthday/ Marriage day celebrations, honoring Super Senior Citizens, speeches by Guests, sumptuous Lunch, debates, competitions, prize distribution and finally ending with honoring all activists.

Women's day is being celebrated by our Association in most of the Districts in Tamil Nadu after a decision was taken in Tirunelveli Circle Conference held in 2014. But it is UNIQUE in Thanjavur in so many ways .

Really a memorable event. Congratulations to Com. Swaminathan DS and his dedicated team of more than 20 members.

P Gangadhara Rao GS


STR Division Chennai has reached a magic figure with 1001 membership as on 12-03-2019. CHQ congratulates Com Sudarakrishnan DS and his team for their relentless efforts in crossing a land mark of 1000. Please keep going ahead.

------------------------ ---------------------------- ----------------------- P GANGADHARA RAO , GS


First District Unit of AIBSNLPWA in SOLAN (SSA) of Himachal Pradesh has been formed. Comrades Baldev Singh , M S Mehta , Madan Lal Sharma have been elected as District President, District Secretary & Treasurer respectively.

CHQ congratulates the new elected office-bearers for their initiative and Welcomes the newly formed District Branch.

.......................................................................................................... P Gangadhara Rao , GS


Orders for Dearness Relief for DOT retirees/family pensioners w.e.f 01-01-2019 released.

Click here : dr-order-mar-2019.pdf


In continuation to the previous list dated 27-02-2019, our Office-bearers met the following Union Ministers and MPs at the Places shown below :


10) ARRAH - BIHAR - Sri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State for Power/Renewable Energy


28) SRIPERUMBUDUR - TAMILNADU - Sri K N Ramachandran

29) KARUR - TAMILNADU - Sri M Tambidurai , Deputy Speaker Loksabha

30) PATIALA - PUNJAB - Sri Dharamvir Gandhi


1.Lucknow … Sh.Rajnath Singh, Home Minister

2.Meerut ..... Sh. Manoj Sinha, Communication Minister

3.Hyderabad ..... Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister

4.New Delhi ..... Sh. Suresh Prabhu, Min for Commerce & Indusrtries

5.Jabalpur ...... Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Minister Surface Transport

6.Madurai ... ... Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister

7.Sambalpur ...... Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum

8.Sambalpur ...... Sh. Jual Oran, Minister for Tribal Affairs

9.Patiala Smt. Harsimrat Kaur, Minister for Food Processing

1.Alathur Kerala ... ... Sh. P Biju MP

2.Attingal, Kerala .... ...Dr. A Sampath MP

3.Bhimavaram.... .... Smt. Thota seethavaramma MP

4.Calicut ..... Sh. M K Raghavan MP

5.Chalakkudi, Kerala .. .... Sh. A Innocent MP

6.Chennai ... ... Dr. P Venugopal MP

7.Chennai ... ... Dr. Jayavardhan MP

8.Chennai ... ... Sh. La Ganesan Ex MP and BJP leader

9.Chennai ... ... Sh. R S Bharathi MP

10.Chennai .... .... Sh. K N Ramachandran MP

11.Eluru .... .... Sh. Maganti Babu MP

12.Ernakulam ... ... Prof. K V Thoms MP

13.Erode,TN ... ... Sh. Selvakumarchinnayan MP

14.Jabalpur ... ... Sh. Prabhat Sahu MP

15.Kollam ... ... Sh. N K Premachndran MP

16.Krishnagiri TN ... ... Sh. K Ashokkumar MP

17.Narasapuram .... .... Sh. Gokaraju Gangaraju MP

18.Palakkad ... ... Sh. M B Rajesh MP

19.Patiala .... .... Sh. Dharam Vira Gandhi MP

20.Pondicherry ... ... Sh. R Radhakrishnan MP

21.Pondicherry ... ... Sh. N Gokulakrishnan MP

22.Salem ... ... Sh. V Panneerselvam MP

23.Sivaganga, TN... .... Sh. P R Senthinathan MP

24.Thanjavur ... ... Sh. K Parasuraman MP

25.Trivandrum ... ... Dr. Sasi Tharoor MP

26.Tuticorin ... ... Sh. Thiagaraj Natterjee MP

27.Udaipur …… Sh. Arjunlal Meena MP

[The new names, when received, will be given in List 2].... PSR


On 25-2-2019, Com. Mahatma Pathak, our Circle President of UPE and Com. J N Dubey, Circle Secretary met Shri Raj Nath Singh, Honourable Minister for Home Affairs in Lucknow and submitted a memorandum on our pension revision. The Minister assured necessary action.

Similarly, we have received reports from various places of our comrades meeting the Ministers or MPs and submitting memorandum on the above issue. I am giving a list hereunder. There may be some omissions as I was busy with some other works these days. Concerned comrades are requested to intimate me , if any report is missing the following list............. PSR



Com. G. Natarajan (our former GS and present Vice President) is leaving for USA on 27-2-2019 accompanied by his wife. They will be in USA for about six months with their son. We wish GN and his better-half nice stay in USA.


Decisions of the AUAB meeting held on 20-02-2019

A meeting of the AUAB was held today to review the 3 day strike and also to chalk out the future course of action. General Secretaries / Senior officer bearers of all the constituents of the AUAB participated. The meeting whole heartedly thanked the entire Executives and Non-Executives who made the 3 days strike a historic success. The meeting also congratulated the Circle and SSA level AUAB, for effectively organising the strike.

With the view to carry forward the movement further to settle the charter of demands, the following programme of action is finalized.

1. March to Prime Ministers Office on 06.03.2019.

2. Memorandum to be submitted to all the MPs, latest by 28.02.2019 (common memorandum will be uploaded in the website).

3. To send messages to the Hon Prime Minister and Hon MoSC on Twitter (common message will be circulated).

4. Meeting the Hon Minister wherever possible by our comrades.



Some people are criticizing the AUAB leaders after the strike is over. We have seen such people several times in the past. The fact is that 90% of BSNL staff went on strike. It is true that it did not get media coverage. Since there are several private telecos in the mobile telephone world now the service was not affected as in the past due to use of high technology. The scenario has changed altogether. Fight is fight.

AIBSNLPWA does not join anyone to criticize the AUAB for taking decisions at the crucial time....PSR