Thursday, 23 March 2017

It is understood  that DoT has decided to file appeal in High Court against CAT judgement in Pension Anomaly case. We have no alternative but to fight at every level.                        
Message as received from Com.PSR

Saturday, 18 March 2017

AIFPA, Chennai Association conducted a MASS DHARNA at Chepauk Guest House today (Saturday) from 10 AM ato 1 PM. A large of pensioners from Raillways, Defence, Postal Dept, TNEB, TNSRTC, BSNL pensioners attended the DHARNA. 
The DHARNA strted with slogan shouting. Com K. Venkatachari, president, AIFPA presided the Dharna. Com N. Balasubramanian, General Secretary welcomed the pensioners. Com Duraipandian, Income Tax employees leader, FNPO General Secretary explained the demands. 
Com K. Muthiyalu participataed and spoke about BSNL Pensioners demand at par with CG pensioners. About 500 pensioners attended the dharna and it was a great success. They demanded the minimum pension for CG Pensioners should be 13000/- and point to point pension revision should be implemented as per 7th CPC recommendation.  If their demands are accepted they will be applicable to BSNL pensioners also as we are covered by central government CCS penson rules.
Our members Com S. Sridharan, K. Kalidoss, R. Govindarajan, Yagasundaram, Swaminathat (CPT), S. Narasimhan, S. Sivasankaran, N.S. Deenadayalan participated in the DHARNA. 

Friday, 17 March 2017


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.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

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 10 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. Our 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. Hence we requeste our members to participate in the meeting. CHTD BSNL pensioners also participating.

DOT issued orders yesterday for raising the GRATUITY CELING LIMIT for BSNL PENSIONERS from 10 Lakhs to 20 Lkahs. 
When our General Secretary Com G. Natarjan and Com D. Gopalakrishnan and P.S. Ramankutty and Gangadhara Rao & Vittoban met DOT Secretary on 22-2-17, they have given pressure to him to expedite this issue. They also given the news from New Delhi that Pension Department has given no objection and given green signal to DOT. STR DIVISION also published this news in our website and also in our monthly circular headlines.

Though DOT has issued gratuity oder, it has not released other orders like minimum pension and commutation at par with Central Govt. Pensioners. Com PS Ramankutty reports that When the sixth central pay commission report was implemented DOT issued detailed orders on Gratuity,  Commutation,  Emolunents,  Qualifying service,  Minimum pension and minimum Family Pension etc making applicable to BSNL IDA pensioners on           4-5-2009,  12-8-2009 and 6-8-2010. 
This time they have issued orders only on gratuity.  
It is a tragedy that the gentlemen in Sanchar Bhavan do not study old files  before issuing any order. 

To see the gratuity celing increase oder please CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

International Women’s Day was celebrated in STR DIVISION 14-3-17. Com A. Sugumaran presided over the meeting. Com N. Mohan read the minutes of the last monthly Meeting and got the approval of the members. 
Com S. Narasimhan conveyed birthday greetings to the members whose birthdays are coming in this month. He introduced the 3 new members to the GB.  He then conveyed the STR DIVISON MEMBERS’ WELFARE NEWS. Later he explained about 78.2% pension revision work progress in CHTD. He informed about the latest BSNL Orders on free calls during night and Sunday from BSNL Pensioners Landline. He said that it is expected that IDA will decrease 2% from 1st April. 
Com A. Sugumaran during his speech conveyed his greetings to the International women’s Day Celebrations and appreciated their hard work despite great sufferings and responsibilities.  
Com G. Dhanam in her speech explained about the history of Women’s Day through out world. She said that Thanthai Periyar and Poet Subramaniya Bharathi were the two leaders who fought for the rights for the women in Tamilnadu. 
Com Vijayalkshmi Srinivasan conveyed her thanks to our Division for celebrating International women’s day. 
Then our lady comrades were honoured with shawls.

Com S. Sundarakrishnan during his speech explained the 78.2% pension revision progress and 2014 Bonus payment progress in CGM TN Office. He said that the TN Circle officers has assured that they will complete all pending pension revision work before the end of this month. 
Com S. Sridharan said that AIFPA, Saidapet association is going to conduct a dharna on 18-3-17  at 10.00 AM to 1 PM at State Guest House, Triplicane  for the MODIFICATION of the 7th CPC implementation. He said that Com K. Muthiyalu is the Special Speaker for this meeting and requested our members to participate in it. Com N.S. Deenadayalan said that members should give their bio data particulars afresh in the prescribed Performa to the concerned AOs for MEDICAL BILL CLAIMS.
Com K. Muthiyalu said about the 78.2% pension revision work progress at CCA Office. He said that 5000 cases of pre 2007 were issued. He also informed that our leaders Com G. Natarajan, P.S. Ramankutty, D. Gopalakrishnan, Ganghadhara rao and Vittoban has gone to New Delhi for 5 days from 17-2-17 to meet the BSNL & DOT Officers. They met BSNL HR and discussed about our medical allowance, mobile sim connection for bsnl pensioners who have not able to get their landline connections. They met DOT Secretary on 22-2-17 and discussed 7th cpc pension revision for BSNL pensioners, implementing the court order of pension anomaly of 2000-01 pensioners. He said that our association will file a case in supremecourt for getting 78.2% pension revision arrears from 1.1.2007.

Com N. Mohan conveyed vote of thanks. 104 members attended the meeting. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Dear comrades,
Our March Month Meeting
 will be conducted on
 14-03-2017 Tuesday 
at 5th Floor
 of CTX Cpmplex  at
 1500 hours as usual.

International women's' Day 
will be also celebrated.
New norms to claim
 Medical Bills and ERP data submission etc 
will be discussed in detail.
All our members are requested 
to attend the meeting 
without fail and
 make the women's day celebration 
a grand success. 
Those who have 
received 78.2% arrears
are requested to donate
as per our 
CHQ announcement.