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30/01


Committee of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners’ Associations met in a crucial meeting at Delhi on 29/01/2019 to review the status of our demand of Revision of Pension in BSNL and MTNL with Seventh CPC fitment and chalk out further courses of action thereto.

Com. Gangadhara Rao, Convenor presided over the meeting. The following members representing the various constituents have attended the meeting:

S/Shri Rajendra Prasad, Prahlad Rai, Kisan Singh, Anupam Kaul, M.K.Bagchi, S.S.Nanda, R.K.Mudgal, K.Jawahar, Badri Pathak, J.S.Yadav, Kishor Haldankar,and R.P.Sharma.

At the outset, Convenor thanked all members for attending this meeting with short notice. He recalled that the first meeting of CBMPA was held on 21/11/2018 in Delhi. Within this short intervening period there have been lots of developments and hectic persuasions at various levels. But still we have miles to go to reach the goal, thanks to the reluctant and negative attitudes of some important officers in DOT.

All members have taken active participation in the discussion. Among various opinions / observations expressed, one point has emerged as common and that is DOT is not alive to the assurance given by MOSC regarding delinking the Revision of Pension from Revision of Pay. It is clearly apparent that even the positive and proactive approach of DOP&PW is blunted by the inept handling of the issue by the concerned officers of DOT.

CBMPA has noted with satisfaction that AUAB and their agitation has highlighted the issue of pension revision among other matters and hoped that they would continue to do so in future.

The important decisions taken in the meeting is appended here below:

Decisions taken in the meeting of CBMPA held at Delhi on 29/1/2019.

1) Convenor and other members will approach the AUAB leaders and request them to strongly persuade with Additional Secretary (T) in the meeting to be held on 30/1/2019 for implementing the Policy Decision taken by MOSC to de-link pension revision from pay revision by resubmitting the file with a concrete and comprehensive proposal to DOP&PW.

2) Convenor has reiterated our earlier decision to contact important political personalities throughout India to take up with the Government of India regarding Pension Revision in BSNL/MTNL with Seventh CPC fitment

3) Post Card campaign to Shri Narendra Modi, Ho’ble Prime Minister from 4/2/2019 to 9/2/2019 by every pensioner of BSNL and MTNL on the issue of revision of Govt Pension in BSNL/MTNL.

4) A Massive Rally shall be organized at Delhi from BSNL Corporate Office to Sanchar Bhawan on 08/02/2019 (Friday) and submit Memorandum to MOSC/Secretary (T).

5) A suitably drafted letter should be addressed to Hon’ble Prime Minister highlighting the failure on the part of MOSC in dealing with the Pension Revision case as assured.

6) CBMPA expresses happiness to learn that DOT-BSNL Pensioners’ Association, Kerala has joined as Eighth constituent and has whole-heartedly welcomed this important development at this crucial juncture.

Convener and other members shall meet Secretary (T)/AST and present our case of Pension Revision with 7th CPC fitment and request DOT to send back the file to DOP&PW accordingly at the earliest.

P.Gangadhara Rao, Convener.

30-1-2019


30/01


We convey our deepest condolence on the demise of Com. George Fernandez, the dare devil fire brand hero of Indian politics. He expired on 29-1-2019, at the age of 88.

Com. George was a leader rose from the dust. He slept in the pavements of Mumbai city. He worked in hotels and in printing press for livelihood. He organized the taxi workers of Mumbai. The man from Mangalore in Karnataka won elections from Mumbai and then from Bihar.

He was the hero of 20 days strike of Railwaymen in 1974. I regret to observe that even railway comrades forgot him.

George Fernandez was unpredictable, some times. But he created and occupied a space himself in the political arena of India.

Minister George Fernandez was a minister entirely different from other traditional ‘manthris’ of Delhi. I had opportunity to meet him several times in his official residence at 3, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi. Minister George occupied a small room and left the rest of that bungalow as an Open House for visitors from anywhere in the country. The compound looked like a dharamsala.

He is no more. We salute Com. George Fernandez.

….PSR…

27/01

WE ARE HAPPY TO INFORM THAT THE DOT-BSNL PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION, KERALA HAS DECIDED TO JOIN THE UNITED MOVEMENT OF BSNL/MTNL PENSIONERS,- CBMPA. THE SAID ASSOCIATION, IN ITS MEETING HELD AT TRIVANDRUM ON 24-1-2019, TOOK A DECISION IN THIS REGARD.

WELCOME DOT-BSNL PA KERALA


24/01

Yesterday, 23-1-2019, the Shimla Bench of CAT Chandigarh has given a good judgement. It says DCRG, Leave encashment, Commutation etc should be granted based on revised pay with 78.2% IDA with effect from 1-1-2007. With regard to pay arrears from 1-1-2007 up to the date of retirement, the Judgement is disappointing. We hope that the concerned pensioners who approached the court will go for further remedial action.

PSR
Judgement chh-cat-judgement.pdf

21/01

GS HAS WRITTEN THE LETTER TO DIRECTOR (HR) Click here to see the letter : senior-stepping-up.pdf

15/01

COMMITTEE OF BSNL/MTNL PENSIONERS’ ASSOCIATIONS

MET DoP&PW OFFICERS ON THE ISSUE OF

PENSION REVISION OF BSNL&MTNL PENSIONERS


Com. M K Bagchi, Com. Anupam Kaul and Com. S S Nanda, the members of the Committee of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners” Associations (CBMPA) today (15-01-2019) met top officers in Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and discussed about the issue of pension revision.

They were informed that DoT did not clarify the issues sought for earlier by DoP&PW.DoT should have sent a clear proposal for pension revision if pension revision is delinked from pay revision.But they have not sent that kind of a proposal.So once again they have asked the DoT to send a concrete proposal.

Our representatives gained the impression that DoP&PW officers are very much aware of the issue involved. Our representatives clarified certain doubts also.It is understood that if DoP&PW gets a proper proposal with due justification from DoT it may be favourably considered by them and the views of DoE also should be sought.

CBMPA will seriously pursue the matter.

. .......….. P Gangadhara Rao, Convener, CBMPA

15-01-2019

15/01

THE CIRCLE-WISE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPREHENSIVE PENSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ROLL OUT PLAN) IS ATTACHED HEREUNDER.sampann-rollout.pdf


08/01



COM. MUNUSAMY, CIRCLE PRESIDENT OF CHENNAI TD CIRCLE GRACED THE OCCASION

08/01



Chennai STR branch held its monthly meeting on 8-1-2019. CHQ Leaders Com. K. Muthiyalu, Com. A. Sugumaran, Com. Ratna and others addressed the meeting.

08/01

Ratlam branch in MP conducted the Pensioners Day on 6-1-2019. About 100 members particiapated. Com. M C Sharma (CS MP), Com. M Prajapati, Com. V R Sonaparkr and others addressed.

08/01

Central Trade Unions have called a nationwide strike on January 8 and 9 against the alleged repressive policies for workers adopted by the government. Ten trade unions are INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, TUCC, LPF and SEWA have jointly called for the nationwide general strike.More than 20 crore workers connected to them have joined the strike. RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh or BMS is not participating in the strike.This is the 18th nationwide general strike against the alleged anti-worker policies. (Media report)

08/01

On 4-1-2019, a new branch is opened at Gadag, Karnataka. Comrades S T Pawar (DS Hubli), V M Kanakeri and others attended on behalf of the circle association and addressed the meeting. Comrades K Sukand, I I Jirankal and J I Dharwad are elected as the President, Secretary and Treasurer of the new branch. CHQ welcomes the new branch and comrades of Gadag.

08/01


On 4-1-2019, the Bhavnagar branch in Gujarat circle held a very successful meeting. More than 200 members attended. Shri B C Joshi (CHQ Org. Secretary), Shri A J Maru (ACS) and Com. N M Vyas (DS) addressed the meeting


06/01

STRANGE is the way of BSNL Management. Some people (mainly Executives) got their promotion immediately after the date of formation of BSNL, 1-10-2000. Some of them were permitted to switch over to IDA pay scales from the date of their promotion. That too after legal fight. Then the question came how their pay should be fixed.DOT asked BSNL to furnish details.

Corporate Office sent a letter to all circles on 12-11-2014.Then another letter was sent on 1-12-2014. Thereafter reminders and reminders were sent on following dates also

3, February 2015

23, March 2015

3, July 2015

4, September 2015

12, November 2015

22, February 2016

13, April 2016

22, June 2016

26, July 2016

18, September 2017

9, March 2018

4, October 2018

and finally

12, December 2018.

All letters and reminders were URGENT.

Even after 15 letters, 25 Circles have not furnished the data to Corporate Office. Corporate Office remains cool after sending reminders after reminders. This is the way the BSNL management honours Court verdicts.

Where is Justice?

Just compare this with our experience in Dept of Telecom some 30-35 years ago.

See the latest urgent reminder: remain-cool-after-remainders.pdf

03/01

DPE order raising the IDA rate to 138.8% with effect from 1-1-2019 is given below.

ida-jan-2019.pdf

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06/01

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01/01

IDA INCREASE 3.2%

The Labour Bureau of India has released All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) for Industrial workers for the month of November 2018.It is 302 Points.

Based on that the IDA shall be 138.8% from January 2019.An increase of 3.2% from the existing 135.6%.