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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.

18/08


Veterans step up OROP fight, two launch fast unto death

The ex-servicemen are demanding OROP implementation from April 2014, as was earlier promised to them, ahead of the 7th Pay Commission coming into force from 2016.

17-8-2015:

NEW DELHI: Military veterans on Monday stepped-up their agitation against the government's failure to implement the much-promised one-rank, one-pension (OROP) for them, with two ex-servicemen launching a fast unto death and others deciding to boycott all official functions.

What added to the escalating pressure on the NDA government — already grappling with the task of finding an estimated Rs 16,600 crore outgo if OROP implementation takes effect from 2014 (around Rs 8,300 crore per year) for the over 25 lakh veterans — was an open letter to PM Narendra Modi by 10 former service chiefs on Monday.

Urging the PM to "expeditiously settle" the OROP imbroglio in "an urgent timeframe", the chiefs warned that any further delay would be "at the cost of damaging the pride of veterans and lowering the morale of armed forces", which the nation could ill-afford in the long run.

18/08

The High Court judgement copy was delivered today, 17th August 2015 only.

High Court rejected the arguments of Department of Telecom and upheld the CAT judgement asking DoT to count extra increment for fixing pension, even if is over and above the maximum of pay scale.

14/08


Contrary to our impression gathered during our recent visit to New Delhi and discussion with Chairman and Member (F) of Telecom Commission, we receive the disturbing information that Department of Expenditure is delaying the case by asking DoT to supply number of data.

If the DoT asks BSNL Corporate Office to collect the data and supply the same, then, it will not come in the near future. During the last five years, Corporate Office could not collect any data from circles within the prescribed time limit.
Honourable Prime Minister has assured “maximum governance”. But, our experience is just the opposite. A benefit given to central government pensioners eleven years ago is still denied to BSNL retirees who are also central government pensioners. A benefit granted to BSNL serving staff two years ago is denied to pensioners.

Some leaders want “automatic pension revision linked with pay revision in BSNL”

Then, why the 78.2% benefit is not yet given automatic?