Com A. Sugumaran presided the meeting. Com S. Narasimhan conveyed birthday greetings to our members whose birthdays are coming in this month. The he introduced the 9 new members to our members.
He told that regarding 78.2% IDA pension revision work CGM STP office is doing a very good job. He said that CGM STP has so far processed 118 (93+25) post 2007 pensioners’ pension revision cases and forwarded them to DOT CELL. He said that STP Circle is giving very best cooperation for pensioners cases. He said that in CHTD, TN & STR still they are processing the cases and the leaders will inform about the progress. He said that DOT CELL has decided to process and release pre 2007 cases first. He told that pension adalat meeting is coming in first or second week of November. He said that CCA TN has settled some of members’ case like change of address etc and our members got acknowledgement about this from CCA TN Office. He said that BSNL has issued orders for payment for Rs.3000/- as PLI Bonus to its employees for the year 2014-15 and our pensioners who worked from 1-4-2014 to 31-3-15 are also eligible for the bonus and informed that we have given a list of 20 of our members who are going to get it as pro rata basis. He requested our CHQ to expedite the case of pro rata pension for BSNL pre 2006 retired pensioners and also the case of enhanced amount of gratuity from 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs from 1-1-2016 for our BSNL pensioners also. He welcomed Com Veerachamy from Madurai and two comrades from Salem, Com Jayaraman from Cuddalore for this meeting. He said that Com Vallinayagam, Ex GS of FNTO has planned to come our meeting but he has not come due to unexpected tour plan today. He told that Com Vallinayagam has him asked him to convey his greetings to our AGB Meeting and has given a donation of Rs.1000/- to our branch. He requested our members to give LIFE CERTIFICATE next month November.
Com D.S. Ramalingam welcomed all in his welcome address. He said that we are now taking up the issue of pension revision for BSNL Pensioners as per 7th CPC revision at par with central govt pensioners. He expressed his desire after seeing the huge gathering that our next AGB Meeting should be held in somewhere else in a big building.
Com G. Natarajan, our General Secretary in his speech he appreciated our branch for its style of functioning. He explained in detail how Sri Ananthakumar helped us in getting our 78.2% IDA Pension revision in the cabinet meeting. He said because his intervention only the case is settled. He said that he has written a letter to Secretary for an appointment and waiting for the same to discuss the issue or pro rata pension for pre 2006 retired bsnl pensioners and gratuity enhancement of Rs. 20 lakhs from 10 lakhs. He said that he has already written letters to dot secretary. In pro rata pension revision case that CCA KTK & CCA Kerala has asked some clarifications from DOT and DOT has written letter to DOP for clarification. He said that as per the 7th CPC recommendation government has raised minimum pension Rs.9000/- for CG Pensioners. So we are now asking them to give the same minimum pension of Rs.9000/- for our BSNL Pensioners also. He said that unity is most important thing now to settle for many issues. And we have to work for it. Com Natarajan was honoured with shawl by Com K. Ramdoss.
Com B. Arunachalam, Coimbatore in his speech said that STR division is having a very good team of wonderful leaders like Com Muthiyalu, Sugumaran. He elaborately explained about the difficulties in BSNL MRS Schemes. He insisted that insurance pokicy arrangements should be given to bsnl pensioners and the indoor treatment procedures has to be simplified. He requested our TN & CHQ leaders to take up this case. He said that our TN Circle secretary should get a general uniform order for all SSAs for clearing 78.2 pension revision cases. He said that there 1300 are pensioners cases in CBT Division. He said CBT pensioners has contributed more than 8 Lakhs from their pocket for the Tamilnadu Circle Conference Meeting. Com Arunachalam was honoured with shawl by Com R. Govindarajan.
Com Muralidharan NFTE TN in his speech conveyed his greetings for our AGB Meeting. He is helping us for enrolling retired officials from CGM TN circle units to our association in a great way. He is also helping BSNL Pensioners by taking up their case with DOT CELL in his same building. Com Muralidharan was honoured with shawl by com D.S. Ramalingam.
Com K. Muthiyalu in his speech explained in detail about the number of pensioners in each cadre in our STR DIVISION. He said that our STR DIVISION has played a mjor role for the formation of the present ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION for us. He said that after formation of our ALL INDIA ASSN only took up our 68.8% IDA pension revision for our pensioners and we got it. He said that BSNL Pension should also be revised as per 7th CPC pension revision. Com Muthiyalu was honoured with shawl by com D.S. Ramalingam.
Com V. Ramarao in his speech said that our Association only took up so many FAMILY PENSION cases and settled them in lakhs of rupees. He said that Sri Ramamurthy Retd.CGM has participated in 78.2% IDA Pension revision demonstration in RK Nagar premises. In response to the demand of com Arunachalam about BSNLMRS he said that there is lot of problems in general insurance cover instead of BSNLMRS. This should be discussed in detail with the members. Com Ramarao was honoured with shawl by Com S. Sridharan.
Com A. Sugumaran said that BSNLMRS is the best scheme compared to all other medical schemes. There is no maximum ceiling for the claim. But there is ceiling in private insurance claims. Com Sugumaran was honoured with shawl by com S. Ramakrishnan-II.
Com Vittoaban in his speech conveyed his greetings to our AGB Meeting. He said that the achievement of 60:40 condition removal is more important than 78.2% pension revision. Com Vittoban was honoured with shawl by Com Kulothungan.
Com D. Gopalakrishnan in his speech told that it took 3 years to achieve our 78.2% IDA pension revision. He explained in detail the reason for the delay. He said that there are so many sections in DOT. He said each section is clashing within themselves and with other sections also for each and every case. He said that he got the full details from DOT through RTI for the time taken by each section for clearing our file and also from other nodal ministries. He said that 78.2% IDA pension revision file has to get ratified from DOP, DOE AND DPE. He said then when we sought the influence of Sri Ananthakumar Minister for Petroleum and chemicals some other associations critised it saying that he is not the Mininster for Communication. Com D.G. said that Sri Ananthakumar proved how powerful he is by contacting all Secretaries in the Ministries including the Private Secretary to Prime Minister of India. He said because of sri Ananthakumar’s intervention the 60:40 condition was also included in the cabinet memo and cleared. He said that the Cabinet has given a deadline 31-12-2016 for making 78.2% pension revision arrears payment to pensioners. He said we are now going to take up the following cases: Gratuity and commutation revision for this pension revision. Arrears should be paid from 1-1-2007. Com D. Gopalakrishnan was honoured with shawl by Com D.S. Ramalingam.
Dr. R. Niranjana, CCA, TN participated in the meeting. He conveyed his greetings for our AGB Meeting. He said that work has already started for processing 78.2% IDA pension revision cases. He said a separate cell has been formed to clear these case. He said so far 900 case received and 360 cases were cleared. He said that they are expecting that around 19000 to 20000 PENSION REVISION cases may come. He said that he know that there is a deadline for finishing all the pension revision cases before 31-12-2016 and said that he is taking various steps to implement it. He said that he is going to approach BSNL CGMs to depute some BSNL regular employees for assisting this work. He appreciated that Pensioners associations also has come forward to give volunteers for doing this work. He said that he will find out some method before November. Regarding pension adalat he said that 171 cases has come for the adalat. Out of which 49 cases are from pensioners directly and the remaining from associations. He said that he wanted to settle some case even before the adalat meeting. He said that Pension adalat meeting date will be finalized today afternoon and it will be known tomorrow. He said that there will be a change in pension payment system in future. Instead of asking banks for payment DOT CELL itself will credit the monthly pension to DOT and BSNL Pensioners in their bank account. It may take six to one year time. And he said that there will be some difficulties in implementing that scheme like life certificate issue, Tax deduction at source issue. Sri R. Niranjana was honoured with shawl by our president Com A. Sugumaran.
Com Kannappan Treasurer, CHTD participated in the meeting and conveyed his greetings to our AGB Meeting. He said that there are 2200 life members in CHTD and 12 branches. He said that Villivakkam branch is 5th biggest branch in India. He said that there was some confusion in CHTD for processing 78.2% pension revision work. It was now cleared with the intervention of our association and the work is started now with full swing. He said that 6 volunteers from pensioners of our association are joining with the administration in processing the pension revision work from today. Com Kannappan was honoured with shawl by Com V. Santhanakrishnan.
Sri Veerachamy from Madurai participated in the meeting and conveyed his greetings to our AGB Meeting. He praised the service our member com S. Narasimhan for giving quick information for his division members. Com Veerachamy was honoured with shawl by Com N. Mohan.
Sri Venkatachalam Trichy, Com Jayaraman, Cuddalore participated and greeted our AGB Meeting. Com Venkatachalam was honoured with shawl by Com S. Ramakrishnan-III and Com Jayaraman was honoured with shawl by Com Arumugam SSS CBT.
Com Ramamurthy, Retd CGM, our member during his speech conveyed his greetings to our AGB Meeting. He was honoured with shawl by Com A. Sugumaran. Com Ghouse Basha Treasurer, Tamilnadu Circle association was honoured with shawl by Com N.S. Deenadayalan. Com Sampathkumar, TN Circle office bearer was honoured with shawl by Com S. Ramanarayanan.
Com Sathyanarayan, Division Secretary, Traffic Division, Nanganallur spoke and conveyed his greetings to our AGB Meeting. Com Sathyanarayana was honoured with shawl by com A. Sugumaran.
The Meeting has come to an end with Com N.Deenadayalan conveyed vote of thanks. 175 members participated in the meeting.
Lunch was provided to all members.