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      ALL INDIA BSNL PENSIONERS WELFARE ASSOCIATIONCHENNAI TELEPHONES

        PRESIDENT:- M.MURTHY.CIRCLE SECRETARY:-M.GOVINDARAJAN. TREASURER:M.KANNAPPAN WEBMASTER :-E.GOPAL

AIFPA (ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION) Saidapet

 

Association is conducting a DHARNA on 18-3-17 from 10 AM to 1 PM in front of Tamilnadu State Guest House, (adjacent to Ex Kalaivanar Arangam, Triplicane), to demand and modify the 7th CPC Recommendations for pensioners. It includes the raising of minumum pension to Rs.18000-. and also point to point pension revision fixation for pre 2016 pensioners.

 

 

 

  If these demands are implemented BSNL pensioners will also get the benefits.Tamilnadu Circle Secretary Com K. Muthiyalu is the Key  Speaker for this DHARNA.

 Com S.Sridharan informed this news in his speech in our 14-3-17 monthly meeting also.

 

TN Circle and STR members members are participating.

 

We request Chennai pensioners also to participate in the DHARNA

Consequent upon our discussion with Secretary,  Telecom on 22-2-2017,  Member (Finance)  has issued a fresh instruction. 

BSNL offices should send    pre-2007 and post-2007cases to CCA offices  before 15-3-2017  and 31-3-2017  respectively.  CCAs should issue orders before 31-3-2017  and 10-4-2017 respectively.

 

The letter is given below

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 EXTENSION OF FREE NIGHT CALLING FACILITY EXTENDED TO RETIRED EMPLOYEES HAVING CONCESSIONAL TELEPHONES



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In Chennai Telephone Dist. Pre 2007 cases as on 06.03.2017, 1900 number of cases have been cleared and sent revised letters to the concerned 

 pensioners. Nearly 475 left out cases, for want of  files  in each year, are under process and will be cleared by the end of March 2017.Pre 2007 retirees those who are not received revised letter, after March 2017 are requested to contact  to their respective branch secys.with details of name, PPO number and date of retirement for further action.

          In respect of post 2007 cases nearly 550 cases have been cleared and sent revised letters.But it is not in the order year wise seniority.They have taken up for processing in a bundle wise .Bundles are carrying ,mixed files of all the years of post 2007 cases.      
 After the intervention of circle secy and met with Dy. CCA and A.O of DOT cell on 03.03.2017, they started processing the files according to year wise seniority ( from 2007,2008 like that). Also Dy,CCA told that all the post. 2007 will be cleared by the end of June 2017. 

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As per the Govt.Of India instruction, Joint CCA(Pension) DOT Cell, Chennai, Released a circular vide his letter No: PR.CCA/TN/PVA/AADHAR No:SEEDING/BSNL Dt.16-02-2017 stating that all the DOT/BSNL pensioners must be linked to their Aadhar number with their pension account.   
This will help the pensioners to provide digital life certicate through jeevan pramaan portal instead of physical life certificate during November of each year.   
Pensioners, those who are not submitted their aadhar number so far , requested to  submit their aadhar number to the respective pension disbursing banks/Post offices so as to enable them to create the electronic data transfer mechanism between the portal and the bank/post office server.

                          --------M.GOVINDARAJAN C/S`

 SERIES OF MEETINGS
26/02

MEETING WITH DIRECTOR (HR), OF BSNL

There was a meeting with Smt. Sujata Ray, Director (HR) of BSNL on 21st February 2017. GM (Admn) and GM (SR) were also present. We expressed our sincere thanks for the meeting and courtesy shown by Smt. Sujata Ray.Before the formal discussions started, she asked us about the future pension revision of BSNL retirees. We told her that we had demanded pension revision with fitment benefit granted by Seventh Pay Commission and not PRC. She appreciated our stand. It was also indicated by her that BSNL is yet to take a formal decision on the third PRC report. She told also that the financial position of BSNL is in bad shape.

Restoration of Quarterly Medical Allowance

We pointed out that this matter is pending for many years. Director indicated that it is very difficult to restore medical allowance. We mentioned about the PRC recommendation to grant Rs 1000 per month. Again, she indicated difficulty in implementing that PRC recommendation in BSNL.

Delay in settling MRS Claims by Pensioners:

We told the Director frankly that even though she had instructed all to settle the medical claims from retirees within one month, no Circle is honouring the same. She assured that the matter would be looked into and directed the GMs to check up with some circles.

Change of Software

We pointed out that Medical claims are being processed now in ERP.Recently, the Corporate Office of BSNL has introduced a new system.Data of all the employees and retirees has to be fed in the new software which will take lot of time and delay the process. Director (HR) was inclined to accept our suggestion to allow the Circle Units to process pending cases up to 31-3-2017 in the existing system and then migrate to the new one.

Income Tax on MRS amount

Some SSA offices are deducting the income tax at source taking into account the medical reimbursement amount exclusively. As a result, some pensioners whose total income including the medical reimbursement amount they received is within the exemption limit of Rs Three lakh, are forced to pay income tax on the MRS amount in excess of Rs 15000. Director assured that the matter will be examined. She wanted a separate letter on it and next day we submitted the same to her office.

Denial of CGHS Card to BSNL pensioners:

When some BSNL pensioners approached the CGHS, the CGHS card was denied to them on the plea that they have not yet received any instruction from CGHS Headquarters. The GM (Admn) told that his office had already taken up the matter with CGHS authorities and got settled.He assured that CGHS orders could be given to us.When P S Ramankutty and Com. Anupam Kaul (Secretary of Delhi Headquarter branch) went to his room later, the situation was different. No doubt that his office had taken up the matter with CGHS authorities, but no specific instruction was issued by CGHS Head Quarters to their units so far!. GM told that they are pursuing the matter with CGHS.

Unnecessary restriction of calls on rent-free telephone connections:

This is also an old item pending. Certain number of free calls are allowed to the Rent-free telephone connections given to BSNL retirees.But, some Circles restrict these free calls to LOCAL CALLS making all calls made to out of SSA chargeable. When taken up earlier, It was told that Management Committee of BSNL was reconsidering the issue.GM (Admn) told that a decision is taken to remove that restriction and also that the modified order would be issued soon.

Withdrawal of CDMA Phones:

We brought to the notice of Director (HR) that in some places the pensioners were provided with CDMA Phones instead of rent-free land phones on the plea of technically not feasible. Now the BSNL has withdrawn CDMA. We requested the Director to provide mobile phones to the concerned pensioners.She assured that it would be considered.

Few Individual cases:

Individual cases of some retirees not getting pension as presidential order for their absorption was not issued etc.were taken up.Director assured to examine it and wanted separ
[26/02 14:54] MGR: MEETING WITH MEMBER (SERVICES)

On our request, a meeting with Shri J S Deepak IAS, Secretary, Telecom was fixed at 4 PM on 22-2-2017.We had sent a list of items to be discussed also. But, when we reached his office in time, Secretary was busy in a video conference with Prime Minister. Hence, he authorized the Member (Services) to discuss the issues with us and then go to him, as soon as he is free.

Shri S K Jain (DDG,Estt), Smt Vandana Seth (Director, Estt) and Shri Tiwari (Director, Accounts) were also present in our meeting with Shri R K Misra (Member, Services).

From our Association the following participated:

(1) P S Ramankutty, President

(2) D Gopalakrishnan, Vice President

(3) G Natarajan , General Secretary

(4) P Gangadhara Rao, Dy GS

(5) T S Vittoban, Treasurer

Some issues discussed are:

(a)Extra Increment for fixing Pension

We brought to the notice of Member that some Circles are seeking unnecessary clarifications on the matter and Directorate is not giving the clarifications resulting in denial of the benefits to pensioners. When we started explaining the details the Member(S) said that he is fully aware of OTBP/BCR Etc. He further informed that only on the previous day, DoT received a report on the matter from BSNL Corporate Office. Suitable clarifications will be issued shortly. [Later, we could get a copy of the 4 pages report from BSNL CO. It was totally negative. Next day itself we gave our reaction in writing to DDG(Estt) and Director(Estt). ]

(b) CAT Judgement on Extra Increment case:

We wanted extension of the benefit of CAT Ernakulam judgement in the case filed by our Circle Association to all the affected pensioners in all circles. Member(S)told that since case pertains to Kerala Circle only, a general instruction can not be issued.However, CCA Kerala will be suitably advised.

( c ) Denial of 78.2 benefit to those who retired in 2006 and got full pension:

Full pension was granted to BSNL IDA pensioners retired after 1-1-2006, based on clear orders from DoT Directorate as per recommendations of sixth CPC.After eight years, the Kerala CCA questions the wisdom of Directorate in issuing such an order itself.He has withheld the revision orders with 78.2%in favour of such pensioners who got the full pension as mentioned above. The plea is that a clarification is sought from Directorate. We requested that such tendency of seeking unwanted clarifications on settled cases should be discouraged.Director (Estt) told that no letter was received by her office from Kerala on the matter. She categorically told that those who retired after 1-1-2006 are entitled to full pension and also that 78.2% can not be denied to such pensioners.

(d)Delinking of 33 years service for full pension:

We told that we are aware of the DOT order dated 15-2-2017 on the subject. After 6th CPC report, CCS Pension Rules 1972 was amended to the effect that ‘linking of 33 years of qualifying service was dispensed with”. DOT issued specific order that it is applicable to BSNL IDA pensioners who retired after 1-1-2006. We conveyed our concern over any probable confusion in field units that can be created by the latest clarification. Member(S) said that there can not be any confusion in the matter. When we pointed out the contradiction about the minimum pension in BSNL after 1-1-2006 because the order dated 15-3-2011 of DoT states it as Rs 3500 in the body text and Rs 3880 in the Annexure,Member(S) did not relish it and simply said that there is no contradiction.

(e)Ceiling of Gratuity etc.

It was informed that DoT has sought approval of Department of Pension for issuing orders raising the ceiling of gratuity, commutation etc. as suggested by seventh CPC.Pension Department wanted some particulars and it was supplied. The approval from DoP&PW is expected any time.

[Later, we got it confirmed from DoP&PW that they have approved it on the previous day. Now, DoT has to issue the formal order.]

MEETING WITH SECRETARY, TELECOM

After the discussions with Member (S), we were taken to Shri J S Deepak, Secretary (Telecom) and Chair
[26/02 14:54] MGR: Telecom Commission. Member(S), DDG (Estt), and Director (Estt) were also present in the meeting. Shri Prahlad Singh (Member-Finance) and Ms. Linda (DDG-Accounts) too joined. Discussions with Member, Services were reported to him.Secretary was in a jovial mood,

We expressed our sincere thanks to the Secretary for granting the benefit of 50% DA Merger.

(i) Delay in settling 78.2% revision cases:

Lot of discussion took place on the subject. Secretary was very emphatic for fixing a target date. We pointed out acute shortage of staff in CCA offices. Specific cases were also given.DDG Accounts agreed with us. We wanted a specific date by which entire work of revision with 78.2% should be completed. Secretary admitted that it is already delayed and directed Member (F) and DDG (E) to sit and decide the date which should be practical but not to be stretched too far. Member (F) agreed to fix the next target date.

(ii)Common Server:

We suggested that a common server should be introduced with all particulars of BSNL retirees so that both DoT and BSNL can use it for any further processing of cases related to BSNL retirees. DDG (Accounts) said that she is on the job in consultation with BSNL Corporate Office. She informed that it may take 8 months if everything goes as per plan. Secretary said that that project is a long-term one and need not be linked with 78.2 revision.

(III)Pension Adalat at national level:

Secretary understood the problem.Other officers pointed practical difficulties. Secretary wanted some mechanism to settle Pensioners’ Grievances. He suggested some representatives from Directorate can attend circle adalats in one or two circles and then decide the matter for holding adalat at national level. DDG (Accounts) later on assured that she will explore the possibility of holding Adalat at national level at least once in an year. She also told that previous Member(F) was very much favourable on this issue.

(iv) Future Pension Revision:

Secretary, Telecom told that Cabinet Secretary has recently conducted a high level meeting to study the third PRC report and as he could not attend Member(S) attended and ‘vehemently” pleaded for pension revision in BSNL.

We told Secretary, Telecom that we are not demanding Pension revision as per PRC recommendations. We want pension revision with the fitment benefit suggested by seventh CPC, as we are pensioners covered by CCS Pension Rules 1972.He told that he understood our view points. It will take more time to take a decision.

[We are of the opinion that more pressure is required to be mounted in this regard.]

(v) Pension anomaly case

We requested Secretary (T) to implement the order from Principal bench of CAT delivered on 16-12-2016 granting the benefit to all the 4230 pensioners affected by the anomaly as our Association is the applicant in the case. It was told that the matter is already referred to Legal Section for their opinion.Then the matter has to be taken up with Department of Pension and Department of Expenditure too before taking a final view.

{We handed over separate detailed letter on every item discussed.}

ORGANIZATIONAL

UP (WEST) CIRCLE CONFERENCE at MEERUT

P S Ramankutty, G Natarajan, J S Dahiya (AGS) and T S Vittoban (Treasurer) reached Meerut on 18th evening to attend the conference.On 19th the Conference was held. The weather being very cold, delegates came bit late and the conference started at around 1200 hours only. Threadbare discussion took place on the report submitted by Circle Secretary.There was criticism about the functioning of the Circle and appreciation of the work done as well. P S Ramankutty, G Natarajan, J S Dahiya and T S Vittoban addressed the conference and gave details of various issues.

In the afternoon, a very informative presentation was given by two eminent doctors of MAX Hospital on Cancer, Heart Diseases, Diabetes etc.

A new of team of office-bearers with Sh. M K Jain and Sh. Surendra Tyagi as Patrons, Shri Vipin Sharma as President, Sh. Kailash Gautam as Circle Secretary and Sh. J K Sharma as Treasurer was unanimously elected.


                

                VICTORY CELEBRATION – SPECIAL MEETING


A SPECIAL VICTORY CELEBRATION MEETING FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF 78.2% IDA MERGER,ANNULMENT OF 60:40 AND PENSION ANOMALY WAS HELD IN CHROMEPET, CHENNAI IN A GRAND MANNER.

     MEETING WAS JOINTLY ARRANGED BY CHENNAI TELEPHONE CIRCLE AND TAMILNADU CIRCLE. MEETING WAS JOINTLY PRESIDED OVER BY COM. M.MURTHY PRESIDENT, CHENNAI TELEPHONE CIRCLE AND COM. V.RAMA RAO PRESIDENT TAMILNADU CIRCLE.

  NEARLY 450 PENSIONERS FROM CHENNAI TELEPHONE CIRCLE, STR DN. CHENNAI DN. AND SOME PENSIONERS FROM TAMILNADU CIRCLE ATTENDED THE MEETING.

   IN CHENNAI TELEPHONE CIRCLE 166 PENSIONERS AFFECTED IN  PENSION ANOMALY WILL GET BENEFIT BY THIS VICTORY OF PENSION ANOMALY CASE

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78.2% Pension Revision Victory Meeting was held in a grand manner at Chrompet on 27-1-17. The Meeting was jointly arranged by CHTD & TN Circle. Com Murthy, President CHTD Circle & Com V. Ramarao, President TN Circle jointly presided the meeting.

 

Com M. Govindarajan, Circle Secretary CHTD welcomed all the leaders and the pensioners.he explained the purpose of the meeting.

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Com G. Natarajan, All India General Secretary in his address explained the steps taken by our association to rectify the 2000-2001 Pension anomaly cases. He said that we had finally approached CAT NEW DELHI to solve this case. He said that we got a favourable judgement and 4230 pensioners will get benefit out of this.  He said that he had given a letter immediately to DOT Secretary to implement the court order and requested not to go for any appeal. He requested our members to make enroll the left out pensioners in our association.


Com Ramankutty, All India President explained in detail about our associations achievements during the past years. He said that we fought and got 78.2% Pension revision orders  after 3 years but there was a heavy delay in all circles about issuing pension revision orders. He said that our All India association is thinking for some type of agitation like post card campaign to PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA.

 

Com D. Gopalakrishnan explained in detail about the reason for 3 years delay for getting the orders for 78.2% pension revision. He said that Honourable Minister Ananthakumar played a vital role in achieving this demand. He also told about 2000-01 pension anomaly case in detail and that explained how much efforts our association had taken to achieve this demand. The court had now given the judgment in favour of us and about 4230 pensioners would get benefit out of this. He said that as on 23-12-16 CCA Tamilnadu has released pension revision orders for 1550 cases for pre 2007 pensioners and as on 20-01-2017, about 1590 cases of post 2007 pensioners. He said now 4 new adhoc JA/SA officers had recruited by CCA TN and 6 members of our association are doing honourary job in helping them for processing the cases. He hoped that the things would move further fast. 

 

Com K. Muthiyalu said that he along with com V. Ramarao met CMD BSNL in Chennai recently  and gave a memorandum to expedite the pension revision works at BSNL Tamilnadu units. He requested our members to enroll other pensioners who had not joined so far in our association. He also requested our members to subscribe to our All India Journal PENSIONER PATRIKA. He asked our members to collect 78.2% Pension revision donation.

*78.2% IDA MERGER

*60:40 ANNULMENT

*PENSION ANOMALY

 

 VICTORY CELEBRATION MEETING JOINTLY CONDUCTED BY CHENNAI TELEPHONES AND TAMILNADU CIRCLE

 

  ON 27.01.2017 (FRI DAY) AT 1400 HRS.

 

 AT   ANANDHA THIRUMANAMANDAPAM

 CHROMEPET, CHENNAI.


 
SPECIAL ADDRESS BY


*COM. P.S.RAMAN KUTTY

 

*COM. D.GOPALAKRISHNAN

 

*COM. G.NATARAJAN

 

 COM K.MUTHIALU

 

--------ALL ARE WELCOME -------

A SPECIAL  COMBINED MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED BY CHENNAI TELEPHONE DIST.  AND STR CHENNAI DN.ON 27.01.2017 AT 1400 HRS. AT ANANDHA THIRUMANAMANDAPAM, GST ROAD, CHROMEPET (near Chromepet bus stand) CHENNAI.
CIRCLE PRESIDENT COM. M.MURTHY WILL PRESIDE OVER THE MEETING. THE FOLLOWING ALL INDIA OFFICE BEARERS WILL ADDRESS THE MEETING.



    COM. P.S.RAMANKUTTY ---    CHQ PRESIDENT

    COM. D.GOPALAKRISHNAN---CHQ V/PRESIDENT

    COM. G.NATARAJAN    ---       GENERAL SECY.

    COM. K.MUTHIALU       -----     CHQ O/SECY.

    AND OTHER LEADERS

   ALL ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING AND MAKE IT A           GRAND SUCCESS 

---------M.GOVINDARAJAN   C/S CHTD

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WE HAVE WON THE ANOMALY CASE

.We have won the case on Pension anomaly of those who retired from BSNL during the period from October 2000 and June 2001. It is another feather on the cap of AIBSNLPWA.

I appreciate the great work done by our Legal Committee consisting of Com. D Gopalakrishnan, Com. R L Kapoor and Late Com. Chhidu Singh (Com. R H Mitkary is the member of the committee now in place of Com. Chhidu Singh.)

They spent days and months to collect all materials relevant to the case. The Advocate Shri Naresh Kaushik pleaded the case brilliantly on behalf of our Association. Advocate could plead it properly because of the feedback he received from our Legal Committee.The Judgement in full (24 pages) is uploaded below. By clicking on the link you can see the full judgement. I hope better sense will prevail on the top officers in DoT and issue necessary orders without going for an appeal and prolong the legal battle. Let us wait and see.

P S Ramankutty

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THIRUNINRAVUR BRANCH MEETING WILL BE HELD ON 07.01.2017 AT 1600 hrs. AT ST. PETERS CHURCH THIRUNINRAVUR CHENNAI.

  ALL ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.

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  KALMANDAPAM BRANCH MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON 07.01.2017, AT 1600 Hrs. AT KALMANDAPAM EXCHANGE COMPLEX.. ALL ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.

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MEMORANDUM TO CMD

Today, on 31-12-2016, Com. G Natarajan (GS) and Com. K Muthiyalu (Org. Secretary) submitted a memorandum to the CMD BSNL who was in Chennai demanding

immediate action to complete the work on 78.2% and restoration of medical allowance without voucher to the BSNL retirees. CMD assured to examine both. 

IDA RATE REDUCED FROM NEW YEAR DAY

CASHLESS = LESS CASH = LESS INDEX = LESS IDA

The Labour Bureau of India has officially released the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) for the month of November 2016. It is 277 Points. AICPI for October was 278 Points and for September it was 277 Points. Three months’ average is 277.33.   

Based on the above average the IDA from January 2017 will be119.5%. There will be a decrease of 0.8% from the existing rate of 120.3%.

 

Recent action of withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Notes rendered large section of the people cashless. It reduced their purchasing power. It affected the small scale trade, the markets. In turn, it affected the price and Index also.

 

The advisors of Prime Minister deal with Credit Cards and Smart Cards. They do not know the stark reality in the villages and small towns and in the ordinary families.

 

This is the result of a good scheme implemented without proper planning, without proper preparation and without understanding the ground reality. Financial experts trained by world Bank or IMF or US based Institutions do not know what the real India is.

We are moving into a new year…..

 

….P S Ramankutty

DOT ORDERS ON 7TH CPC PENSION: 

 

DOT endorsed and issued orders on 22-12-16 on 7th CPC PENSIONERS RULES for post 2016 & pre 2016 Pensioners: 

 

To see the orders click the following links:

   

    

Our Vice President Com. D Gopalakrishnan spoke to Shri S K Jain, DDG(EST) of Department of Telecom yesterday.

78.2 Revision:

Com. DG pointed out undue delay in processing the cases in most of the Circles. The target date is fast approaching but the work is very sluggish. DDG told that he checked up with UP East Circle. There, more than 50% of he cases are settled. Com. DG pointed out that it is not the case with other Circles. For example; in Tamilnadu Circle hardly 20% cases have been settled. Then DDG informed that Directorate has issued two reminders to all CCAS. It will be followed up.

Benefits of seventh CPC:

Com. DG reminded the DDG of our discussion last month regarding issuance of orders extending the benefit of Seventh CPC report on upper limit of Gratuity, new Commutation, Minimum Pension etc. to the BSNL IDA pensioners. DDG informed that DoT has sought guidance from Department of Pension in this regard. As soon as the guidance is received from DOPW necessary orders will be issued.

[Today, Com. D Gopalakrishnan spoke to Mr. Harjeet Singh, a senior officer in Department of Pension about the above reference from DoT. According to Mr. Singh there is no need of any fresh approval. DoT can issue orders based on earlier approval. Then, Com. DG sent an Email to DDG Establishment to issue the orders without delay. Let us see how Directorate is moving.] 

VELACHERY BRANCH MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD ONON 02.01.2017,AT 1600 Hrs.ATN DHANDEESHWARAR NAGAR RESIDENTIAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION BUILDING, DHANDEESWARAR NAGAR CHENNAI--600044.

ALL ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING  ALL ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING

 

 SAIDAI BRANCH MONTHLY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON 08.01.20`17 AT 1600 Hrs.at OXFORD METRIC. HR. SECONDARY SCHOOL SAIDAPET (near Aranganathan subway) CHENNAI--600015.

             SINCE 1st. SUNDAY FALLS ON NEW YEAR DAY MEETING HAS BEEN  SHIFTED TO  8th.JANUARY 2017. ALL ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING

On 17-12-2016 pensioners day was celeberated in chennai along with the chromepet branch bimonthly meeting in Anandha kalyanamandapam Chromepet Chennai.  

         

More than 200 memebers attended the meeting.        

The meeting was presided by Com.Moorthy Circle president.

 

Circle Treasurer Com.Kannappan and Circle secretary Mr.Govindarajan addressed the meeting explaining the efforts taken at circle level in 78.2 implementation.                  

 

 

Our General Secretary com.G.Natarajan and  All india Treasurer

Com.Vittoban addressed the meeting explaining the efforts made in

78.2,   achievement and 60-40 annulment appreciating the help of

Mr.Ananthakumar Central minister .Also explained Pensioners day celebration

recalling Com.Nakara vs union of India case importance.  

 

Vote of thanks was given by Com.krishnamoorthy . 19

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PENSIONERS DAY CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD ON 17.12.2016 AT 1400 Hrs.at ANANDA KALYANAMANDAPAM , GST ROAD,CHROMEPET ( near chromepet bus stand). THIS IS THE COMBINED MEETING OF CMT BR. MEETING AND PENSIONERS DAY CELEBRATION.IT IS ORGANIZED BY CHROMEPET BRANCH HEADED BY COM. S.THANGARAJ BR. SECY ON BEHALF OF CIRCLE ASSOCIATION.ALL THE MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE MEETING.

 

ANOMALY CASE: ARGUMENTS OVER

Com. R L Kapoor reports from Delhi that today, CAT Principal Bench took up the case filed by our Association regarding anomaly faced by those BSNL employees who retired without completing ten months in BSNL. Government advocate wanted postponement of the case; but the judge did not allow that.Arguments are over today. Judgement is reserved.It can be expected soon. Let us hope the best.

78.2% IDR BENEFIT AND COURT CASE

Dear Friends,All are aware that the financial benefit out of 78.2 % is granted from 10-6-2013 because the serving staff of BSNL was given from that date only. To the pensioners, it should have been given from 1-1-2007. But, DoT proposed it from 10-6-2013 in the Cabinet Note and the Cabinet approved it. It is understood that some people are now collecting money and vakkalathnama from pensioners to file a case in CAT to get the benefit from 1-1-2007. If any Pensioner gives money to such people, it is his/her responsibility.We also thought of filing a case but postponed a decision for number of reasons;   



1. We want that the present order should be implemented as early as possible. The target date is 31-12-2016. From the reports we feel that no Circle will complete the work before the date. Staff shortage in CCA offices is the main reason. Lethargic attitude towards pensioners is another. We must concentrate on this aspect now. We should get the benefit of the order without further delay. A court case challenging the order should not be an impediment to the ongoing process.

2. The Court Case is a time consuming exercise. In 2010, the CGPA Kerala filed a case for getting pension @ 50% of Last Pay Drawn for the pre-2006 people. Even after six years the case is not taken up for hearing. Cases filed in 2005 are taken up now. That means the CGPA case will be taken up in 2020 or 2021. In 2014, our Association filed a case in Principal bench of CAT to get the pension anomaly removed. [We did not collect money from the concerned pensioners.] It was listed several times and postponed every time. It may be taken up for hearing in 2017. So, if a case is filed in 2017 demanding 78.2% from 1-1-2007, it may be taken up after 4-5 years. Nobody can predict nature of the Court decision. If it is in favour of pensioners, the government will go on appeal to High Court and Supreme Court.    



3. Our Association will make all efforts, including approaching the PM, to get the benefit from 1-1-2007.For us, a regular system to revise our pension along with the central government pensioners in India is the most important issue. Similarly, we are trying to get a decision by the Government to grant pension at the rate of 50% of Last Pay Drawn to all who rendered qualifying service of ten years, irrespective of the date of their retirement. Everybody retired before 1-1-2006 should get it.….At this stage, we are not contemplating to file any court case. When we decide we will intimate all.………………. P S Ramankutty

Pensioners – Aadhaar Seeding not Mandatory

There is no proposal to make Aadhar mandatory for release of pension to the central government pensioners, Parliament was told on Wednesday.“There is, at present, no proposal to make Aadhaar seeding mandatory for release of pension to the central government pensioners,” said Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.Noting 87 per cent of central government pensioners of all age categories have seeded their bank accounts with Aadhaar number, he said that the government has made efforts to seed accounts of all central government pensioners with Aadhaar numbers so as to enable them to benefit from the additional facility of submission of Digital Life Certificate.“Public Sector Banks are authorised to enroll pensioners for issue of Aadhaar number, including old and infirm pensioners.”This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Natubhai Gomanbhai Patel in the Lok Sabha yesterday. 

JOINT LETTER BY CHTD AND TN TO CCA 

A JOINT LETTER OF TAMIL NADU CIRCLE AND CHENNAI TELEPHONE DIST. HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO CCA ON 07.12.2016, STATING THAT ENORMOUS DELAY IN SETTLING OF 78.2 ARREARS AND GOING FOR DEMONSTRATION ON 16.12.2016. CCA TOLD THAT ALREADY A LETTER HAS BEEN SENT TO ASOCIATION CALLING FOR A MEETING TO DISCUSS THE ISSUES. WE TOLD THAT WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY LETTER SO FAR. ON THE SAME DAY A CALLING LETTER WAS HANDED OVER TO COM.K.MUTHIALU  TN C/S.BY Jt.CCA.    IT IS DECIDED TO DEFER THE PROGRAMME OF DEMONSTRATION AND FURTHER PROGRAMME WILL BE DECIDED AFTER SEEING OUT COME OF THE MEETING WITH Jt.CCA ON 16.12.2016 .AT 60, ETHIRAJ SALAI, EGMORE,CHENNAI - 600008 ---------M.GOVINDARAJAN C/S


AS REQUESTED BY DY.CCA DOT FOR HELPING HAND FROM OUR ASSOCIATION TO SPEED UP THE 78.2 PROCESSING WORK,OUR ASSOCIATION HAS DEPUTED THE FOLLOWING SIX OF OUR PENSIONER COMRADES TO DOT CELL.  COMS.V.N.VENKATRAMAN,  KUPPAN,  CHANDRIKA,  HEMAVATHY,  A.SUBRAMANIAM AND A.S.VYDYANATHAN.
  FIVE OF THEM REPORTED TO DY.CCA DOT CELL ON 05.12.2016.THEY HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH TWO PCS AND FURNITURES.AND THEY HAVE BEEN ASKED BY DY. CCA TO TAKE UP PRE 2007 CASES. THEY STARTED DOING PROCESSING WORK OF 78.2 PRE 2007 CASES.  CHTD CIRCLE ASSOCIATION CONGRATULATES THOSE COMRADES FOR THEIR VOLUNTARY SERVICE.
  FURTHER SOME MORE COMRADES ARE KEEPING IN WAITING FOR DEPUTING AS AND WHEN THERE IS AN REQUIREMENT FROM DOT CELL.------------M.GOVINDARAJAN C/S

THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA HAS EXTENDED THE LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE TO 15-1-2017 FROM 30-11-2016

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AIBSNLPWA CWC MEETING WAS HELD ON 12th &13th NOVEMBER 2016 AT BANGALURU.

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AIBSNLPWA CWC MEETING WAS HELD ON 12th &13th NOVEMBER 2016 AT BANGALURU.
                  ON 12.11.2016 AT 1500 hrs.VICTORY CELEBRATION OPEN SESSION MEETING WAS CONDUCTED IN A GRAND MANNER AT SHEESH MAHAL PALACE GROUND BANGALORE. MEETING WAS PRESIDED OVER BY COM.P.S.RAMANKUTTY,PRESIDENT CHQ,AND COM. G.NATARAJAN G/S GAVE WELCOME ADDRESS.         AT 1700 hrs. shri ANANTHKUMAR HONOURABLE MINISTER OF CHEMICAL AND FERTILLISER AND NOW PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS.ARRIVED CONFERENCE HALL STRAIGHT FROM AIRPORT.MINISTER WAS GIVEN A WARM WELCOME.COM.D.GOPALAKRISHNAN V/P &SECY. ASIA TUI (P&R) GAVE WONDERFUL KEY NOTE ADDRESS.HE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL ABOUT THE ACHIEVEMENT OF 78.2% IDA MERGER.HE REQUESTED THE MINISTER TO HELP US TO SETTLE OUR NEXT PENSION REVISION AT PAR WITH CENTRAL GOVT. PENSIONERS. HE QUOTED THE JUSTIFIED POINTS FOR OUR DEMAND OF PENSION.         CCA KARNATAKA AND G.M. BANGALORE TELEPONES ATTENDED THE CELEBRATION CONFERENCE AND GRACED THE FUNCTION.        
 HONOURABLE MINISTER WAS HONOURED WITH MEMENTOS FROM ALL THE CIRCLES.MINISTER WAS IMMENSELY HAPPY OVER OUR FELICITATION AND THANKED OUR ASSOCIATION.         IN HIS ADDRESS MINISTER TOLD THAT HE IS THE SON OF RAILWAY PENSIONER AND A ACTIVE MEMBER OF RAILWAY MAZDHOR UNION. HE ALWAYS BE WITH WORKERS SIDE.HE IS READY TO HELP US TO SETTLE OUR DEMAND AND HE CONVINCED OUR DEMAND BY ITS NATURE.HE INVITED OUR ASSOCIATION LEADERS TO COME AND MEET HIM AT DELHI ON 21st.OF THIS MONTH TO PURSUE OUR CASE.
               COM R.CHANGAPPA CONVEYED VOTE OF THANKS. VICTORY CELEBRATION MEETING WAS GRAND SUCCESS.THE ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY KARNATAKA COMRADES EXCELLENT.ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD AND ACCOMMODATIONS WERE VERY WELL.OUR SINCERE THANKS TO KARNATAKA COMRADES FOR THEIR EXCELLENT ARRANGEMENTS.       ON BEHALF OF OUR CHENNAI TELEPHONE DIST.COM.M.GOVINDARAJAN C/S AND V.SUNDAR HONOURED THE MINISTER BY SHAWL WITH SANDAL GARLAND AND PRESENTING LORD NATARAJA IDOL.       THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF OUR CHTD ATTENDED THE CELEBRATION MEETING;         COMS.G.NATARAJAN G/S.  T.S.VITTOBAN Tr.CHQ,  .M.GOVINDARAJAN C/S .S.GUNASEKARAN,         V.N.SMPATHKUMAR,     R.GOWRISANKAR,    D.HARIHARAN,    V.SUNDAR,  V.RATHNA,  GOWRI        SUKUNASEKARI,   KALPANA,   M.BASKARAN, ANANDAN,  KANDASAMY,  N.KANNIAPPAN,   
        VENKATRAMANI,  M.RAJU   THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS WERE TELECASTED LIVE IN WEB TELECAST.ALL OVER THE WORLD IT WAS WATCHED BY OUR MEMBERS.

STATUS OF 78.2% CASES IN CHENNAI TELEPHONE DIST. AS ON 05.11.2016 IS AS BELOW:PRE 2007: TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES------------------: 2300 PROCESSED AND SENT TO CCA ---------: 445( Year 2000 and 2001 completed)POST 2007:TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES--------------------: 3200PROCESSED AND FORWARDED TO CCA:817 (Year 2007,2008,and 2009 completed )Six of our comrades working in the pension section of CHTD     --Three for disposing pre 2007 cases and three for post 2007 casesFurther much progress is expected in the ensuing week.------ M.GOVINDARAJAN c/s CHTD