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02/09

Strike Affects Normal Life in Kerala

The road in front of Trivandrum Railway Station and Bus stand.

It is not a mere strike but a total bandh in Kerala today, 2nd September 2015.

The workers and the people of Kerala in general responded to the call given by 10 trade unions.

Shops are closed. Auto-rikshaws, taxis, transport buses (KSRTC and private) all are off the road.


01/09

The Labour Bureau of India has released the Consumer Price Index for July 2015.
It is 263 Points.
If the Index remains at the same 263 level for August 2015, then, it is sure that the IDA rate from October will be increased at least by 5%.
Exact position can be told only on 30th September evening.
This is only a presumption with calculation of two months.
DA will increase.Some people will be happy.That is not the solution.
The price of many commodities is rising.
Purchasing power of workers and pensioners is decreasing day by day.
Government has totally failed to control price rise.
Everything is left to the market forces.
Recent crisis in China will adversely affect Indian economy too.
Hard days are ahead.

All central trade unions barring the RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh on Friday decided to go ahead with their planned nationwide strike.

29/08

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS FIRM ON STRIKE ON 2-9-2015

All the Central Trade Unions, barring BMS, have decided yesterday to go ahead the proposed general strike on 2nd September 2015. BMS has backed out after the talk with inrter-ministerial committee.


Joyous Occasion Of Onam...

Wish happiness and prosperity to family and friends.

28/08

Joyous Occasion Of Onam...f



28/08

Government has come out with some offers to avoid the proposed general strike on 2-9-2015.

One offer is that the Ceilings for grant of bonus can be raised.

At present the eligibility ceiling is Rs 7000 per month. It may be raised Rs 21000.

The calculation ceiling for grant of bonus is Rs. 3500 now. It may be raised to Rs 7000.

Most of the central Trade Unions are not satisfied with the offer.

But, as we all know, it will not have any impact on BSNL staff

as Bonus is not being granted in BSNL for the last seven years.



27/08

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on 26-8-2015 gave its approval for the extension of the term of the 7th Central Pay Commission by four months up to 31.12.2015.

The 7th Central Pay Commission was constituted by the Central Government on 28.2.2014. According to the Resolution dated 28.2.2014, by which the Commission was constituted, it is to make its recommendations within 18 months of the date of its constitution that is by 27th August, 2015.

In view of its volume of work and intensive stake-holders’ consultations, the 7th Central Pay Commission had made a request to the Government for a four month extension up to 31.12.2015.

25/08

Another myth is fallen. The propaganda was that

"China deviated from the communist path of economic progress and hence it has become a world economic power".

Now, that myth is fallen. The Chinese Sensex has crashed.

There is a serious crisis.

It has affected not only China but also India, Europe, US etc.etc.

Sensex watchers are shocked.....

In China too, the government found Pension Fund as the soft target to be attacked first

to overcome a financial crisis.

China has decided to divert 54,700 CRORE Dolor from pension fund and invest in share market to overcome the economic crisis.

In future, India can tell that it follows Chinese example....

Our Finance Ministry people are bewildered.....!

Our Pension Fund also is in danger......!!!!

PENSION FUND IS THE SOFT TARGET.

THE FIRST ATTACK WILL BE ON PENSION FUND.....


23/08

Com. Tapas Kumar Mitra informs from Kolkata that Com. G C Bhowal (Former National President of NFTE) expired on 21st August 2015.
We convey our heartfelt condolence on the demise of Com. Bhowal who spent his life for the Telecom workers in general and Telegraphmen in particular.

21/08

Calicut SSA branch in Kerala celebrated AIBSNLPWA Foundation Day in a different way.
Our members led by Smt. Annie Preman, (Dist Secretary) V.M.N.Iyer, T.V.Krishnan, V V Savithri, Asokan, Suseela, Kamalakshy and P.N.Moosad visited Poor homes and old age homes.
At1030, Visited Poor home society (settlement colony of former leprosy patients) at Chevayur and gave Onam kits containing grocery, chips etc to the 30 inmates.
At 1130 Visited Home of Love, Kottooli an old age home run by missionaries and donated Rs 5000/- for one day food.

21/08

A view of the audience at Jabalpur on 20-8-2015.

21/08

COM. K S JAT, ALL iNDIA ORG. SECRETARY ADDRESSING THE MEETING AT JABALPUR

21/08

Some of the BSNL pensioners participated in the Foundation Day Celebration at Jamshedpur

21/08

Jharkhand circle Unit celebrated the Foundation Day of AIBSNLPWA

with enthusiasm.

On the occasion, a Directory of BSNL pensioners in the Circle was released.

20/08

A view of the audience attended the Ernakulam district Conference

20/08

COM. P S RAMANKUTTY SPEAKS.

[COMRADES SASIDHARAN (PRESIDENT), COM. AUGUSTIN (DS), COM. C G DANIEL AND COM. R N PADA NAIR (CS) ARE IN THE PICTURE.]

20/08

20th August !

We have completed six years of our activities.

We have established our presence all over India.

We are the biggest organization of BSNL Retirees in the country.

We have covered a long distance during this short period.

AIBSNLPWA IS THE ONLY PENSIONERS' ORGANIZATION FROM INDIA WHICH IS AFFILIATED WITH TRADE UNION INTERNATIONAL -P&R (WFTU).

WE SHALL ACHIEVE 78.2% AT ANY COST.

WE SHALL GET PENSION REVISION, COME WHAT MAY....

MARCH AHEAD COMRADES..

19/08

It is understood that the Department of Telecom is on the job of collecting some data, asked for by the Department of Expenditure, regarding extension of 78.2% IDA to pensioners. Some data are not at all relevant to the issue. But, DOE wants those data to make their comments on the Cabinet Note.

19/08

Com. R L Kapoor reports from New Delhi that Department of Telecom has sent their comments on our memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission.

19/08

One Mr. Lambodharan, who belongs to Kerala, retired as a DGM from Madurai, Tamilnadu. He took voluntary retirement due to failing health. After retirement his health deteriorated. He does not remember anything. He is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Recently, his family approached our Association. They informed that Mr. Lambodharan has not yet received the pension revision with effect from 1-1-2007. Our Kerala Circle President, Com. Gopala Pillai, checked the documents and found that Pr. CCA, Tamilnadu had issued revision orders in 2011 itself but the State Bank of India did not act upon it. Com. Gopala Pillai and Com. Ravikumar (Trivandrum District Treasurer) made all calculations. More than a sum of Rs 8 lakhs was due to the pensioner. Com. Gopala Pillai went to the SBI office in Trivandrum, along with the pensioner and his family, and took up the case with the concerned officers there.

On 17th August 2015, Mr. Lambodharan received a sum of Rs 6.78 lakh from the bank as the first installment of arrears. Very next day, on 18th August 2015, Mr. Lambodharan, expired due to heart attack!


Human Life is really strange. Stranger than fiction sometimes.