Saturday, 30 December 2017

 Mrs. D Asharani OS, RGM TTC Chennai 27 who retires on super annuation today (30-12-2017) has joined AIBSNLPWA in STR Division as Life Member. She has given the LifeTime membership fees Rs 1000/- in cash.
We welcome Com. D.Asharani whole heartedly to our Association.






Friday, 29 December 2017

We whole heartedly welcome the following members who have joined AIBSNLPWA in STR Division.
s/s/s
1.  S. NAGARAJAN                TT                9444691555
2. M.DHARMAN                    AOS G         9445674033
3.  S. CHANDRASEKARAN    TT
4.  S. VENKATARAMANI        TSO
                    S VENKATARAMANI, TSO MM KMB SSA, 
       RETIRED ON 31-5-2004. 
     NEW MEMBER JOINED IN DEC 2017
5.  B.S.SAROJA BAI               CSS
   B.S. SAROJA BAI, CSS STR CNI, 
         RETIRED ON 1-2-2005, 
       NEW MEMBER JOINED IN DEC 2017







             NIGHT FREE CALL TIMING REVISED
                                      FROM 01-01-2018


There will be an increase of IDA by 2.6% 
from 
01-01-2018.
IDA from 1st January 2018
  will be 126.9%.

Msg  recd from Com PSR forwarded

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Shri.N.Dharmalingam, JTO, 
CGM STR CHENNAI, 
retiring on 31-12-2017, 
is  joining in our 
 AIBSNLPWA , STR DIVISION
 from 1-1-2018. 
We whole heartedly 
welcome 
and wish him a
 happy, 
healthy
 and peaceful 
retired life!





Thursday, 21 December 2017

MEDICAL ALLOWANCE ENQUIRY
In the PENSIONERS DAY meeting of STR Division on 19th December, Com. Victor Raj, asked about the position of Pending Medical Allowance payment in STSR CHENNAI. Com. DSR, in his reply, said, Some technical problem exists  in creating Vendor number for some PENSIONERS, is being attended at STSR CNI office. Divisional Secretary Com. DSR  approached the concerned officers to expedite the case, they also agreed to complete the work within a week's time.

To the Kind Information of Circle Office Bearers, District Secretaries and District Office Bearers, Please pass on the message conveyed by Com.DG to those who are affected by Extra Increment Case.
“Regarding extra increment case PCCA, TN sought clarification from DoT on 20/11/17. He wants DoT approval for recovering the pension already granted for 68.8 from 1/1/2007. With that intention in mind, he has withheld arrears from 10/6/2013 to 31/12/2016 and ordered for granting 78.2 without Extra increment from 1/1/2017. Our CHQ has written a letter to Member (s) objecting the stand of PCCA, TN. Further, we are going to file a fresh case in CAT, Chennai. Our members are requested to wait for sometime.”
Above message received from com. DG.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017


STR Division celebrated Pensioners Day in a grand manner along with the monthly meeting Today the 19th December. Com.DG and Com V.S.Muthukumaran ACS, and  Com.R.Venkatachalam ACS  were the chief guests. At the beginning of the meeting One minute silence was observed to the departed leader Com.R.K.Kohli, and Com.Pandurangan our member .
Com.A.Sugumaran ,President presided over the meeting and welcomed all.
Com. Sridharan read out the last month’s minutes and got approved.
Com.N.Mohan greeted December born members of our division and informed Family welfare news of our members. 15 new members have joined our association this month and Com. Mohan welcomed them and introduced to our members.
STR Divisional Secretary Com.DSR narrated the events and our attempts to solve the problems, then  readout the names of our beloved members who have attained the age of 70 this year. They were honored with towels amid thunder applause.
Com.R.Govindarajan, Circle Vice president spoke about Nakara case and because of that judgment only we are getting periodical IDA rise. Com.V.S.muthukumaran addressed the meeting . While in his address he hailed the two day strike by the BSNL staff. Undue importance had been given to GIO  due to which all Telecom companies are in doldrums. BSNL only is the real competitor for GIO.
Com.D.Gopalakrishnan gave a very good and touching speech. He informed that the  judgement given for Nakara case had reflected in Pakistan court and based on Nakara case  judgement the striking pensioners were given DA etc. As per Patna CWC, we are going to file  case for 78.2 arrears and corresponding enhancement of gratuity, Commutation, leave encashment etc  from 01-01-2007.
In the recently concluded CEC meeting karaikudi, Com.N.S.Dheenadayalan of STR branch member had been co opted for ACS post which was resigned by Com.S.Ramakrishnan III due to his ill health. Dheenadayalan was honoured with towel. He gave vote of thanks and the meeting was concluded. The secretary told that next meeting will be on 9th Jan 2018. He personally mentioned with pride the excellent work done by Com.Sundarakrishnan  in settling Medical bills, getting Medical allowance and enrolling new members to our STR Division from  Tamilnadu Circle office. He also mentioned Com.Sudha in enrolling new members from TN.Circle and on behalf of our Division, he thanked them.
145 members had attended the meeting.








Monday, 18 December 2017

Dear Comrades,
A humble request:
Unable to send SMS to all non- WhatsApp members. Pls inform your friends/  members and ask them to attend our Pensioners Day Celebration on Tuesday, 19th December,2017 at Flower Bazaar EXCHANGE by 1430 Hrs.
To make tomorrow's Pensioners Day Meeting a memorable one your earnest co operation is solicited.
Thanks for your cooperation!.
DSR
Div.Secy
STR Division
AIBSNLPWA.


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Circle secretary sought an appointment with PCCA to discuss certain important issues. He gave time at 1630 hours today (13th Dec) . Coms. DG, Ramarao & Muthiyalu met PCCA today and discussed.
Salient features of the discussion are furnished below.
1) There are about 12,000 CDA pensioners and more attention is being given to revise their pension and it will be completed within a month.
2) So, after a month, notification shall be issued for holding the next pension adalat. It may be held in March/April 17 at Chennai (centralised).
3) We brought to his notice that monthly meeting with Jt.CCA is not yielding desired results. Hence many issues have piled up. He is not assertive. PCCA understood our dissatisfaction and told that he would guide him. He said that he is facing shortage of officers.
4) Regarding extra increment case, he has sought clarification from DoT. In the meantime, he has taken a decision to grant 78.2 benefit without Extra increment to the pending cases because there will be delay in getting the clarification from DoT.
V.Ramarao,
President,
AIBSNLPWA
TN Circle.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017


Today in chennai a massive Demonstration in support of BSNL staff strike by all Unions and Associations was held at 11-00 hours in front of the CGM Office Greams Road Chennai-6. The call was given by Tamilnadu Telecom Circle and Chennai Telephone District.
Comrade V.Ramarao, President, Tamilnadu Circle and Comrade Moorthy, President Chennai Telephone District presided over the events. Com.Nageswaran, TN Circle ACS shouted slogans and which repeated by others pierced the sky in support of the striking staff. Comrades A.Sugumaran, R.Venkataxchalam, Pattabhiraman( NFTE ), Balasubramanian ( SNEA ). Durai Arasan (AIBSNLEA ), B.N.Perumal ( SEWA ), Murali ( NFTE ), K.Muthiyalu, D.G, Nageswaran , T.S.Vittoban spoke on the occasion.
The highlight of the event was slogan shouting while walking by Com.Muthiyalu at the end of the demonstration venue up the door step of the CGM office after then a brief speech was given by Com.Chellappa (BSNLEU) and Kamaraj (NFTE).
The demonstration was a great success.
Com.N.S.Deenadayalan ACS gave Vote of Thanks.
All the serving union speakers appreciated our concern ,our support, our enthusiasm in their welfare and sought our guidance for future programs also.


Dear Comrades,
In today’s demonstration in front of CGM Office Chennai 6, in support of striking BSNL staff, the following members of STR Division have attended.
Comrades K.Muthiyalu, D.S.Ramalingam, A.Sugumaran, R.Govindarajan, N.S.Deenadayalan,V.parameswaran, C.T.Sampath, N.Mohan, S.Ramakirishnan I ,P.Murugesan, D.Muthusamy, M.Subramanian, R.Ravi, S.Nandagopal, Mydeenpillai, M.Viswanathan, E.Dakshinamurthi, Kulothungan,B.kamalakannan, S.kalidas, D.Victor Raju, Allah Pitchai,S.Sivasankaran, N.Kothandaraman, K.Sridharan, Sivakumar, K.Palanimuthu, K.Lakshmipathi, Govindarajulu, Rajamani, L.Krishnamurthi,
Thank you Comrades.In spite of some old age problems, you all have come enmasse aand made the demonstration program a grand success.
With fraternal greetings,
D.S.Ramalingam,
STR Divisional Secy.



Monday, 11 December 2017

We welcome 
com.K.Sankar Babu 
to our Divisional Branch
as a Life Member. 
His Particulars are furnished below.
K.SANKAR BABU
SSS, GM TELECOM, ERODE.
DOR: 1-4-98 (VR)
Ph: 9840783500. 
9962812572 (WhatsApp).
 He is settled in Chennai.
With warm Greetings,
D.S.Ramalingam,
Divl.Secretary,
AIBSNLPWA,
STR Division.
Chennai.





A GENTLE  REMINDER...
Dear Comrades,
There will be a DEMONSTRATION on behalf of AIBSNLPWA TAMIL NADU CIRCLE. In Front  Of The Office Of Chief Genral  Manager, TAMIL NADU TELECOM CIRCLE,  Greams  Road, CHENNAI 6,  in support of BSNL strike by all Unions and Associations, on 12th December 2017, TUESDAY by 1030 hrs.

All our members of STR DIVISION are requested to attend positively, with out fail and make the Demonstration programme very  effective and a grand success.
With Fraternal Greetings,
D S RAMALINGAM

Secretary, STR Division, AIBSNLPWA.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

தமிழ் மாநில சுற்றறிக்கை எண்  - 16
தமிழ் மாநில சுற்றறிக்கை எண் 16 தற்போது மாநில செயலர் தோழர்.கே முத்தியாலு அவர்களால் வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ளது. அது இங்கே பதிவு செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. அந்த சுற்றறிக்கையினைக்காண கீழே கொடுக்கப்பட்டுள்ள லிங்க் -ஐ கிளிக் செய்யவும்.

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OBITUARY
Sri R.Pandurangan, Retired TA, VFT Chennai passed away on 05-12-2017. On deepavali day in 2010, he met with an accident. A lorry had hit his back side and since then he was on Coma till yesterday and breathed his last.
We pray the almighty to keep his soul at rest.
RSVP : Mr.Harinath 98410 88611.
Old34 / new50 - Bhasyakaralu Street,
 Kondithope    Chennai 79   (Back side Padmanaba theatre , near Siva Gnanam park ., Harinath  Cremation on 7th at 10.30 am.

Monday, 4 December 2017


On behalf of AIBSNLPWA Tamilnadu Circle, there will be a BIG Demonstration in front of  the O/o  The Chief General Manager, Tamilnadu Circle ,  Greams Road Chennai 6 ,  in support of BSNL working staff strike,  by all Unions and Associations, on 12th December 2017 by 1030 hrs.
All our members of STR DIVISION are requested to attend positively in en masse and make the demonstration  very  effective and a grand success.
With Fraternal Greetings,
D.S.Ramalingam,
Secretary,
AIBSNLPWA,
STR Division.
Smt. S. JEYAKANTHI, 
CSS, TN CIRCLE OFFICE, 
RETIRED ON 30-4-2007, 
(Mob No 9884573833)
has JOINED our STR DIVISION 
AS LIFE MEMBER in November 2017. 
We whole heartedly 
welcome
 her to our Association.

D.S.Ramalingam,
Secretary,
AIBSNLPWA,
STR Division.


Sunday, 3 December 2017

Com. .R.ELUMALAI, ATT, NWP/STR/CNI retired on 30-11-2017. Joined as  LIFE MEMBER.DOB: 8-11-5 7. PH. 27463599, 9444626740.
Com. R.Duraikannu OS  Retired on   VR on 30.11.17.  Has joined as Life Member.
Mobile Number  9444642029 
Com. M.Thomas Martin Damodaran Draughts Man Grade I Retired  on 29.2.16 . Joined as Life Member
Mobile Number  94440 07198 

Com. P.J.A. Arumugam SDE  Retired  on 31.12.14   Joined as Life Member.
Mobile Number  9486100233 

All the members and Office bearers of AIBSNLPWA  STR Division whole heartedly welcome all the Comrades.





Friday, 1 December 2017

SUPPORT THE STRIKE
ALL UNIONS OF BSNL STAFF HAVE DECIDED TO ORGANISE A NATION-WIDE STRIKE ON 12-13, DECEMBER 2017 DEMANDING WAGE REVISION AND SETTLEMENT OF LEFT OUT ISSUES OF SECOND PRC.
BEING SENIOR WORKERS WHO SERVED IN BSNL FOR SOME PERIOD, WE THE BSNL RETIREES ARE VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESENT PLIGHT OF OUR JUNIOR COMRADES. THEY DESERVE PAY REVISION LIKE ANY OTHER CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS.
Hence, CHQ of AIBSNLPWA calls upon our members to organise demonstrations, wherever possible, in front of BSNL offices on 12th and 13th expressing our solidarity to the BSNL staff on strike......
 G Natarajan, General Secretary

AICPI for October is 287 points. 
All India Consumer Price Index (Ind. Workers) for the month of October 2017 is declared as 287.
It was 285 for the previous month.
The Index for November will be declared on last working day of December.Then only we can calculate the rate of IDA from January 2018.
If the Index for November remains at 287, then the rate of IDA from January 2018 will be 126.7%. ( Now the present IDA is 124.3%)
If it increases to 288 point, the Rate of IDA will be 126.9%
In case it reduces to 286, the rate of IDA from January 2018 will be 126.4%.
$$$$$$$$$$$$

                 An Important Decision
SERVICE BOOKS TO BE KEPT IN CCA OFFICES
We are happy that Department of Telecom has finally accepted our old demand and issued order on 22-11-2017 and the BSNL Corporate Office endorsed it today. In 2011, we observed undue delay in many SSAs of BSNL in processing pension revision cases and demanded that the Service Books should be shifted to CCA offices and also that the CCAs should be declared as Pension Sanctioning Authorities. Some CCAs were reluctant to accept the responsibility on the plea of lack of staff and lack of space in offices.
Now, DOT has accepted the suggestion and issued orders. In First phase, Service Books of CDA pensioners, retired from Telecom, shall be taken over by CCA offices. At a later stage, the Service Books of IDA pensioners retired from BSNL/MTNL are to be taken over by CCAs. Joint CCAs or Dy. CCAs are declared as Pension Sanctioning Authority for the respective Circles.

This new arrangement will, we hope, reduce delay in settlement of pension related issues to some extent. /Of course, the DoT should sanction additional staff and fill up vacancies without any further delay to make the step successful.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017

Tamilnadu Circle Executive committee Meeting was held on 25th and 26th November 2017 in Karaikudi successfully. Our Circle  President Com.V.Ramarao presided over the meeting and conducted the all events very efficiently and effectively. Even at his 70+ age, he remained on dais through out two long days and took notes of the speeches delivered by delegates. Very good and elaborate arrangements were made by Karaikudi Comrades. Rooms (with TV, bath and toilet facilities) were allotted for two members. Food served was with good flavour and carried the traditional taste of Chettinadu.
Chennai Telephone District Circle Secretary Com.M.Govindarajan said with pride that their Circle  union is functioning with 14 Branches with 2800 members and almost all are Life Time Members.
Com.DG told that Direct Transfer of Pension through DOT  for MTNL, the process is over and for BSNL all processes to be completed by December 2018. As a First they take some few states for implementation. There is one portal named " Pensioner Portal Grievance Cell " and if a case is registered, it would be settled within 60 days and told our members to visit that site frequently. Our Next All India Conference is to be held in Puri in Odisha state which has less than 1500 members. So it alone cannot meet the expenses to conduct the conference. So a small amount of Rs 50/- per member has to be collected for the AIC before April 2018.
Bank accounts are to be opened in the name of AIBSNLPWA ....District and to be operated jointly by Secretary and Treasurer.
Our Circle Vice President Com.Murugan has resigned his  post stating his poor health conditions and in his place Com.V.S.Muthukumaran of VLR district has been cooptioned  and Com.S.Ramakrishnan has tendered his resignation due to his poor health and in that place Com.N.S.Dheenadayalan of STR division  has been cooptioned . 
Very fast information transfer of our association news,events and matters through Whatsapp groups and web sites was much lauded by many of our leaders. A  few photos of CEC Meeting are posted here and a link is also given to view some more photos.
The meeting has made a record of allowing more delegates of CHQ, Circle and District office bearers to  speak ( More than   40 office bearers spoke on the occasion ).
At the end our Circle secretary Com.K.Muthiyalu gave a long and touching winding speech and answered all queries and doubts raised by some of our delegates/leaders. He requested all members to enroll more members especially more Family Pensioners are to be included in our association. They dont know whom to be approached. So our members should go to their homes and explain our victories and make them enroll in our association and thanked all for the success of the CEC meeting.
It has been decided to conduct  Our next CEC in Pondicherry preferably  in April 2018.
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