Thursday, 31 August 2017

CPI for July '17 
is 285. 
                       Increase of 5 points.                       
The Consumer Price Index for July 2017 is
 285 points.
5 points increase from June.
From Oct 2016 
we were getting 120.3% IDA. 
Then it was decreasing gradually.
  Now  even if there is no increase 
in the index in August  
we will get 124.3% IDA  from OCT, 2017......
GST impact?
It is confirmed that 
the price of many essential commodities is increasing,
 the tall claims of 
Finance Minister 
not with standing.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

On 29th August 2017, the BSNL Corporate Office has issued orders extending the Free Night Calling facility to serving staff of BSNL. It is a good decision.
Now, the serving staff should get the medical allowance under MRS restored. 
Click here to see the Order in Pdf

CHQ President
தோழர் .  G. .குப்புசாமி அவர்கள் 
நம் கோவை மாவட்ட 
அனைத்திந்திய BSNL ஓய்வூதியர் நல சங்கத்தில் ஆயுட்கால உறுப்பினராக சேர்ந்துள்ளார்.
அனைவரின் சார்பாக 
வருக வருக 
என வரவேற்கிறோம்.

Monday, 28 August 2017

கோவை மாவட்ட தொலைத்தொடர்பு பகுதியில் 2017 ஆகஸ்டு மாதம் பணி ஒய்வு பெறுபவர்கள் பெயர்கள் கீழே வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளது.
பணி ஒய்வு பெறுபவர்கள் தங்கள் மீதி காலத்தில் நல்ல உடல் ஆரோக்கியத்துடன் , போதுமான செல்வ வளத்துடன் , மனைவி,மக்கள் ,உற்றார் உறவினர், நண்பர் , அண்டை அயலார் குழாத்துடன் நல் வாழ்வு , மனதிற்கு இயைந்த வாழ்வு வாழ AIBSNLPWA கோவை மாவட்ட சங்கம் வாழ்த்துகிறது.
ஓய்வூதியர் நலன் ஒன்றையே குறிக்கோளாக கொண்டு இயங்கி வரும் மிகப்பெரிய அகில இந்திய ஓய்வூதியர் சங்கமாம் AIBSNLPWA சங்கத்தில் இணைய உங்களை அன்புடன் அழைக்கிறோம்.
வாருங்கள் ஓய்வூதியர்களுக்குக்கு ஒரு பொன்னான எதிர்காலத்தை சமைத்திடுவோம். 

With Warm Fraternal Greetings
AIBSNLPWA Kovai District Secretary
94430 59011

Friday, 25 August 2017

Ø We BSNL retirees want a regular and transparent system , a safe and sustainable system for our Pension Revision in future along with all other Central service pensioners of India. Every time the old pensioners should not be forced to knock and wait before Prime Minister’s door for pension revision.
Ø BSNL has to revise the wages. BSNL has no authority to revise PENSION. Government has to take a decision regarding Pension Revision. Government need not worry about affordability.
Ø We demand Pension Revision , independant of wage revision in BSNL. Pension should be revised delinking it from the Profits/Loss of BSNL. It should be done based on Central Pay Commission Recommendations. We have submitted a memorandum to Shri.Manoj Sinha , the minister of state for Communications.
Ø Absorbed employees rendered most part of their service in DOT under Govt.Of India.
Ø Rule 37-A was incorporated in CCS (Pension) rules 1972 on 30-09-2000 ( one day prior to formation of BSNL) exclusively for BSNL retirees.
Ø As per explanation under sub-rule 8 of Rule 37-A “ The amount of Pension/Family Pension of the absorbed employee on retirement or on death from PSU shall be calculated in the same way as calculated in the case of a Central Govt. Servant retiring or dying on the same way.
Ø DOP&PW in its letter to DOT dt 27/3/2009 stated “ BSNL is the only PSU that has been granted a special dispensation under sub rule 21 of Rule 37-A to the effect that pensioner benefits including FP to the absorbed employees of BSNL is paid by the Govt.”
Ø The recommendations of 6th CPC like emoluments for pension, enhanced family pension, age-related additional pension application of new commutation table, ceiling of gratuity etc were  made applicable to absorbed BSNL retirees w.e.f.01-01-2006. As per 7th CPC recommendation ,ceiling on gratuity was also raised to 20 lakhs to BSNL IDA pensioners from 01-01-2016.
Ø The lower and upper ceiling on Pension/Family Pension is on par with C.G. Pensioner ( Pension Revision order dtd 15-03-2011 states that) The ceiling is not based on BSNL pay scales.
Ø All the three PRCs did not have “Pension Revision” in their terms of reference where as CPCs have.
Ø The CPC recommendations are implemented not only to CG pensioners but also to 69 CPSC retirees who are covered under CCS (Pension Rules) 1972 having CDA pattern.
Ø The orders issued by DoP&PW for implementation of CPC recommendations including the order dtd 04-08-2016 specifically states that it is applicable to Pensioners/FP covered under CCS(Pension) Rules 1972 and BSNL retirees are also coming under the category.
Ø As per Apex Court order dated 03-05-1990, DPE issued guidelines that CPSEs started after 01-01-1989 shall have only IDA pattern and not CDA pattern. So DA pattern cannot be a reason to deny this benefit to BSNL retirees.
Ø On behalf of our Association, we sublitted a memorandum to VII CPC. Our Assistant General Secretary Shri.Gangadhara Rao gave oral evidence before the commission at Bangaluru on 24-07-2014. Justice Hon.A.K.Mathur, Chairman, VII CPC after going through our memorandum and after hearing the oral evidence, made a remark that there is a “Prima –facie” in our demand.
Ø During our discussion with shri.R.K.Garg, the then Secretary, Telecom on    04-08-2015, he assured that even if there is no specific recommendation from 7th CPC, on this demand, DOT shall take up this issue with nodal departments and ultimately Government may take a Policy Decision.
Ø We also had the opportunity to discuss this issue with chairman implementation cell of 7th CPC, Shri. R.K.Chaturvedi ( Jt.Secy. Dept of Expenditure) during the last week of February 2016. He also informed us that if a proposal with due justification, is sent by DOT, it can be considered positively.
Ø Now DOT has to take necessary initiative in this regard. If our demand is conceded now itself, it would be a permanent solution and a policy decision by the Government is required in this regard.

Excerpts from Pensioners’ Patrika.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

 NOVEMBER 11 AND 12     2017
COM A.K.SINGH CIRCLE SECRETARY :                                                                          09470462942
COM H.N.SINGH :         09431000737
COM S.R.SINHA :          09470641973
COM B.L.SINHA :          09472939923
COM K.K.TRIPATHY :  09472138100
EMAIL :                    
Today Com. A.Natarajan of Udumalpet has  enrolled as a new member in our association. His application was received through Com.R.Thiruvenkatasamy, TN Circle ACS.
Apart from this Com RT. has colleceted donation of 78.2% arrears from 7 Members of Udumalpet area and handed over to the district branch.

Hats off to Com RT.

Monday, 21 August 2017

          CPC FORMULA.
We are very glad to see the letter written by Shri K. Sebastin, General Secretary of Sanchar Nigam Executives Association (SNEA) of India to Secretary, Telecom on pension revision in BSNL. He demands pension revision delinked from PRC Report and affordability. He demands pension revision under CCS (Pension) Rule 1972. We welcome his demand.
Last time, the benefit given by Second PRC (30% of Basic Pay and 30% of DA then) was better than the benefit given by sixth CPC (40% of Basic Pension). So, it is nothing but natural that some comrades demanded PRC formula for our pension revision this time. They did not expect the ‘affordability’ condition. Realizing the situation, all are coming to the position of demanding pension revision in BSNL under CCS (Pension ) Rule, 1972.
Now, let all organizations representing BSNL retirees place one demand:

“Revise the Pension recognizing BSNL retirees as Central Service Pensioners receiving pension from Government of India under CCS (Pension) rule, 1972.”
This will ensure pension revision in future.This is a demand for not only the existing pensioners but for those who are in service now also. Next Pay/Pension revision will take place after ten years.Before that all those DOT employees absorbed in BSNL will retire from service. Hence we raise the demand for a permanent, sustainable system for pension revision as per CPC formula for all the DOT employees absorbed in BSNL – those who are already retired and those who will be retiring.

See the letter written by GS of SNEA:
…No: SNEA/CHQ/SEC DoT/2015-18/21Dated 21.08.2017.
ToSmt. Aruna Sundararajan,Secretary, DoT,
Sanchar Bhavan, New Delhi.
Sub: Pension revision for the BSNL pensioner’s w.e.f. 01.01.2017 as per Rule 37A of the CCS Pension Rules, 1972.
Pension revision for the retired BSNL Executives and Non Executives is not linked with the 3rd PRC or pay revision of the serving BSNL Executives or the affordability of BSNL.
Respected Madam,
BSNL was formed on 01.10.2000 by the corporatization of DTS/DTO and more than 3.5 lakhs Govt employees got absorbed in BSNL. Out of 3.5 lakhs, 2 lakhs employees already retired from the service. All of them got absorbed in BSNL on the firm commitment from the Govt that they will be paid Govt pension on IDA pay scales as per the provisions of CCS Pension Rules 1972. For this purpose, Govt amended the CCS Pension Rules 1972 by inserting Rule 37A, specifically for BSNL Pensioners. Like other Central Govt pensioners, pension for the BSNL pensioners also paid by the Govt.The last pension revision for BSNL Pensioners had done w.e.f. 01.01.2007, co-terminus with the date of pay revision for the Executives and Non Executives of the CPSUs. Next pension revision for the BSNL pensioners is due from 01.01.2017.
Pension revision for the BSNL pensioners is not linked with the 3rd PRC or pay revision of the serving BSNL Executives due to the following reasons:
1) Pension for the BSNL Pensioners is governed by Rule 37A of the CCS Pension Rules, 1972. Pension is paid by the Govt, not by BSNL.
2) Since Pension is paid by the Govt, affordability or profitability of BSNL is not at all affects the pension revision.
3) For the BSNL pensioners, the pension contribution as decided by the Govt is already paid in full by BSNL to the Govt, till their retirement.
4) 3rd PRC recommendation is only for pay revision unlike Central Pay Commission (CPC) where pay revision and pension revision were part of the terms of reference and recommendations of CPCs.
5) PRC is only for the Executives unlike the Central Pay Commission (CPC) where pay revision and pension revision were part of the terms of reference for all, officers as well as other employees.
6) Pension revision for BSNL pensioners was not part of terms of reference of 3rd PRC and hence no recommendation is given by 3rd PRC in this regard. Another reason is that 3rd PRC is only for the Executives, not for the Non-Executives.
7) Last pension revision for BSNL pensioners w.e.f 01.01.2007 was done through a Union Cabinet decision.
8) With regards to fitment, Union Cabinet already decided 15% fitment on IDA scales.In view of the above submissions, your kind personal intervention is solicited to take urgent steps to get the pension revision implemented for BSNL pensioner’s w.e.f. 01.01.2017 with 15% fitment, with the approval of Union Cabinet.
With kind regards,
(Sebastin. K)

Sunday, 20 August 2017

அன்புள்ள தோழர்களே/ தோழியர்களே,
இத்துடன் தமிழ் மாநில சுற்றறிக்கை எண் 13 வெளியாகி உள்ளது. நம் சங்கம் துவக்கி வைத்த சுழ்நிலைகள், அது வேரூன்றி ஆலமரம் போல் வளர்ந்து ஆயிரமாயிரம் தோழர்களின் கண்ணீரை துடைத்து , ஒளி பொங்கும் எதிர்காலத்தை நமக்கு அமைத்து தந்து நம் உணர்வினில் கலந்து விட்டதை மிகக்கோர்வையாக தன் உடல் சோர்வினையும் பாராமல் நம் மாநில செயலர் நன்கு வடித்துள்ளார்.
செயலரின் வேண்டுகோளுக்கிணங்க ஒவ்வொரு மாவட்ட செயலரும் இதனை நோட்டிசுகளாக அச்சடித்து நம் தோழர்களிடமும் , சேவையில் இருக்கும் தோழர்களிடமும் வழங்க வேண்டுகிறோம்.
இது ஒரு சுற்றறிக்கையல்ல தோழர்களே இது சரித்திரம் கூறும் கல்வெட்டு.!

இந்த சுற்றறிக்கை ஸ்கேன் செய்வதற்கு தன் சொந்த ஸ்கெனர் கருவியை கொடுத்து உதவியுள்ள STR Web Master மற்றும் STR கோட்ட துணைசசெயலர் தோழர் நரசிம்மன்  அவர்களுக்கு நெஞ்சு நிறை நன்றியை உரித்தாக்குகிறோம்.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

                              Circular Slightly Modified.
Information From Com.P.S.Raman Kutty

Once ITPC ( IT Project Circle Pune), Configures as per the below orders all BSNL category retirees will get double benefits .
1) Full utilisation of eligible free calls for Local/STD/ISTD etc 
2) Night free calls from 0900pm to 0700am.
Congrats to our CHQ for this great achievement.
P.Gangadhara Rao

This Association has put in tremendous efforts for this three line order. At one time we thought that this order will not see the light of the day.
It was taken up with the Director (HR) in three meetings besides writing many letters from time to time . 
Congrats CHQ.
Anupam Kaul


Our Legal wing secretary Com.R L Kapoor reports from Newdelhi that our contempt petition to ensure implementation and compliance order dated 16-12-2016 for pension anomaly case for those who retired between 01-102000 and 30-06-2001  was listed as item 6 coourt no 2  in CAT Principal Bench, NEW DELHI Today 16-08-2017 . 
The Government Advocate requested time for filing reply.The next date has been fixed for28-09-2017.  

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Pension Adalath was conducted in Erode  in a smooth manner and it was useful.
Principal CCA, DY.CCAs, DGM Finance,C AOs , AOs from Erode SSA attended.
On behalf of our association Com A.Sukumaran from Circle, Com RT, B Arunachalam, K Sivakumaran, and Ambrose, Janardanan from CBT SSA, Com. Ramani and five comrades  from Salem, Com Eswaran,Rajasekar, K.Ramachandran from Erode and  some individuals attended.It is requested to have nodal officer at DOT Cell.                    
 Even though  arrears for 78.2 were received the individual fixation memo was not received. This was brought to the of CCA by Erode  comrades 
Total number of attendees were about 50.

149 Cases were taken for consideration. Almost all were related  to 78.2%  arrears.  From Official side it is declared that about 141 cases have been settled up to so far.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Com. Vamanan Passes away.

We painfully inform that Sri. Vamanan our senior member who was in coma for the past one  and half years has breathed his last ,this morning . It is learnt that the creamation will take place tomorrow.
Gowtham Apartment,
Pappanaicken Palayam,
(Near Lakshmi Mills)
0422 2242324
With grief filled heart
B Arunachalam, DS.
Our formation day celebrations of  Nilgiri SSA was  , held at Ooty on 10th AUG.
Com.  Visvanathan  presided over the meeting.  Com Dass DS  conducted the proceedings very nicely.
Trichy Com .R.Venkatachalam , ACS, and Com . B Arunachalam, Kovai District Secretary  were  chief guests and both delivered very heart touching speech. They spoke about our successful steps taken in getting 78.2% IDA approval, annulling of  60:40 hurdles, Pension anomaly case victory and our future steps to get 78.2% arrears and other benefits from 01-01-2007 and 7th CPC implementation on IDA basis etc.  In spite  of the inclement weather, more number of our members had attended the grand meeting.
The AGB of Nilgiri SSA was also conducted.
Com Visvanathan,  as District President,
Com Dass     as District Secretary and
Com Veerasamy as District Treasurer
were elected with thunder applause.