Tuesday, 27 February 2018

About the pension revision in BSNL for the absorbed employees we have clear understanding. Our demand is that our IDA pension should be revised in IDA pattern itself (not CDA pattern) with fitment benefit suggested by VII CPC. But some people are talking about going back to CDA scales. We did not demand it. We know that there is a judgement from Supreme Court of India that all PSUs that came into existence after that judgment in 1989 should follow IDA pattern only. BSNL came into existence in 2000. Hence even if Government or DoT wants to revert back to CDA scales it is not permissible. Perhaps these friends have not seen that judgement.
These friends smell a black cat in the dark room. Afraid, they sit with a stick in their hands.
They have a closed mind. They are blind to truth.
These friends state in their website that DoT pensioners got pension revision in 2006 six years after IDA pension revision in 2000. Was there any pension revision in 2000? No. DoT pensioners got pension revision in 1996. Then they got pension revision in 2006, after ten years and again in 2016 after another ten years. Every DoT pensioner knows it. But these friends do not understand that. We feel pity for their wonderful understanding capacity. With such wrong understanding they approach the government with demands. Bad lawyers will spoil the case.
Some of these leaders were talking that if BSNL Pensioners are given pension revision with effect from 2017 and the BSNL serving staff is not given pay revision there will be anomaly. Now they want pension revision from 2017 delinking from pay revision. Suppose pension is revised and pay is not revised as they hope? Again there will be anomaly. Have they thought of that?
They should open their mind. They should open their eyes. They should light a lamp and see that there is no black cat in the dark room they are sitting.
The demand should be:
Pension should be revised in IDA pattern itself with fitment benefit granted by government to the central service pensioners vide DoP&PW orders issued in August 2016 which state: “these orders are applicable to all pensioners and family pensioners covered under CCS (Pension) Rule, 1972.” It does not talk about CDA pattern or IDA pattern. It talks about CCS Pension Rule 1972 only. BSNL pensioners are also covered by the said rule. So we should get the relief under the said orders of August 2016
BSNL Pensioners are now eligible to Rs 20 lakhs (maximum) as gratuity in IDA pattern itself. That is as per VII CPC report. There was no going back to CDA pattern for that.
So, Dear friends, please do not oppose us for sake of opposition. Let us fight for the present pensioners and future pensioners. DO NOT fight between us. 
Think of your own members.Think of those in service and will be retiring before 2027. They should also get pension revision along with other central government pensioners. Linking with CPC formulae will be the best option.
SO, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET. Do not confuse yourself again and again.

Monday, 26 February 2018


PENSION ADALAT 
shall be held 
on 16/05/2018 (WEDNESDAY) 
in “THE HALL OF INSPIRATION, ANNA ROAD TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, 
DAMS ROAD, 
Chennai-600 002” 
at 14.00 hours.
Links are given below to see the notification and Grievance Application Format.


Sunday, 25 February 2018

WHAT IS THEIR DEMAND ON METHODOLOGY
FOR PENSION REVISION?
We are happy that the AUAB (All Unions and Associations of BSNL staff) had some discussion with Communications Minister yesterday and during the talks they raised the demand for Pension Revision also. The Note released by AUAB after the discussion says:

“ The representatives of AUAB strongly argued that the pension revision should be done to the BSNL pensioners. It was pointed out that the BSNL pensioners and the Central Government pensioners are covered by same rules.They argued that when pension revision is settled for central Govt pensioners, the same should not be denied to the BSNL pensioners. The Hon’ble Minister assured that needful action would be taken to settle this issue, and directed the Secretary to take necessary action.”

Question is what demand they placed on methodology for pension revision? Some of these leaders were asking fitment formula suggested by PRC.Somebody else wanted CPC formula.Some others did not specify.However, it is a welcome feature that all of them want delinking pension revision from pay revision.

We think of future. What will happen after ten years? By that time all the absorbee members of these Unions will retire from service. They should also get pension revision in 2026 or 2027. Tower Company has already come.Government may not roll it back.What will be fate of BSNL during the next ten years? Will it be possible to look at pay revision in BSNL or Tower Company at that time?

So, reading the writings on the wall, we took a conscious stand and demanded pension revision along with central government pensioners with the same methodology, based on formula suggested by Central Pay Commissions in future. That only will ensure a guaranteed system for pension revision for us, for the members of these service unions in BSNL also.

WE SHALL CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS.
We Always Lead The Way

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Dear Comrdes,
Trichy District AIBSNLPWA has come forward to conduct Tamilnadu Circle Conference in Tiruchy during the month of August 2018.
Accordingly today a Reception committee has been formed. A grand General Body meeting was conducted in Amali Asram , Amma Mandapam, Srirangam. The meeting began at 11-00 AM and extended up to 0130 PM Com.RV ACS TN Circle welcomed all and Com.V.P.Kathaperumal presided over the meeting. TN Circle secretary Com.K.Muthiyalu was the chief guest and he gave valuable suggestions, plans and ideas.
In the meeting the following members have been elected unonimously.
President : Dr.N.Senthilkumar.MD.DNB(Med)
 DNB(Cardio)MNAMS FACC(USA)     Heart Specialist, 
Working President: Com. V.P.Kathaperumal
General Secretary : T.Selvaraj,
Treasurer : R.Sudarsanam.
Nearly 200 members attended the meeting in which lady comrades were about 50. After the meeting, delicious lunch was served to all. All members expressed their fullest support and good cooperation for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming TN Circle conference.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

OBITUARY
With deep grief, we bring the sad demise of our Member Sri.J.Ramachandran, SDE, Chennai this morning. His body is being taken to Cheranmadevi, his native town.
We pray the almighty to keep his holy soul at rest.
His LL No 04422482428
Mobile No 94431 64940

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

 The monthly meeting of February month was conducted on 13-02-2018 at 1500 hours. Com.A.Sugumaran, STR Div.President presided over the function. First one minute silence was observed for the departed comrades of our division shri.V.Babu and Smt.P.Chandra. 
Div.Secretary Com.D.S.Rmalingam welcomed all . He told that the technical snag in STR software section for MRS has been cleared and now MRS bills are being settled one by one. Com. A.Sugumaran explained about the court cases that we are taking for our legitimate rights.
Com. L.Krishnamurthi spoke that if an official of BSNL retires, at the last working day he would get the salary. For the next month on the last working day, he should get his pension without any hassle and he should not be subjected to run between the bank and BSNL offices. 
Com. Sundarakrishnan told that he had visited many a times the CGM office for each and every problem. He was making very hard efforts to meet the retiring and already retired people and bring them to our fold.
Com.Muthiyalu told that all sections have started paying MRS w/o voucher. When our GS met higher ups of BSNL in Nedwdelhi, they told that BSNL is suffering a lot and the payment monthly salary to the working staff has become a nightmare. 
Com.N.S.Dheenadayalan bid vote of thanks. In spite of Maha Sivarathri, 92 members had attended and made the meeting a grand success. 3 new members had joined our division as Life Members. As usual delicious SKC was offered to all.







We welcome very heartily  the new members who have joined in our STR Division this month.
Sri.V.VENKATAKRISHNAN 
OS o/o CGMT TN CIRCLE Retired on 30.11.17,  has enrolled himself as a Life member in AIBSNLPWA STR BRANCH.We wish him a happy and healthy retired life and welcome him to our branch.
His mobile no 7598775328
Smt.R.ANANDHI OS  (G) O/OCGMT TN CIRCLE VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT on 04.01.2018. She has enrolled herself as a life member in AIBSNLPWA STR Branch. We wish her a happy and healthy retirement life .we welcome her to our branch.  Mobile no 9443873345

Sri. C.A.SAMPATHKUMAR OS   O/O CGMT TN CIRCLE  retired a few  months back has enrolled himself as life member in AIBSNLPWA STR Branch. we wish him a Happy  and healthy retired life.we welcome  him to our branch.  
Mobile nos 94449 20095  and 7598775658




Monday, 12 February 2018

Dear Comrades,
Our STR Division Monthly meeting will be conducted on 13-02-2018, second Tuesday as usual in the 5th floor, Flower Bazaar Exchange , Chennai-1 at 1500 hours.
All our members are requested to attend without fail and make the meeting a grand one.
As per the request of our CHQ, for the smooth conduct of our All India Conference to be held in Puri ( Odhissa) in the month of September 2018, every member is requested to contribute Rs50/- to meet the expenses.
Kindly pay your due in the meeting itself.
--- Divisional Secretary,
STR Division, Chennai

Friday, 9 February 2018

Dear Comrades,
Our STR Division Monthly meeting 
will be conducted 
on the Second Tuesday ie 
on  13-02-2018 
at 1500 hours in the 
Flower Bazaar
 Telephone Exchange Building 
in 5th Floor.
All are requested to attend the meeting and make it a grand success.
Please note that for the smooth conduct of our  All India Conference in Puri in Odhissa State, all members are requested  by our CHQ , to pay Rs 50/- only to make both the ends meet. Kindly Pay your due during the meeting itself.
With Fraternal Greetings,
D.S.Ramalingam,
STR Divn Secretary.

Our STR Division Secretary Com.D.S.Ramalingam , alongwith Comrades A.Sugumaran, K.Muthiyalu and N.S.Deenadayalan had a meeting today on 8-2-2018 with Sri. Senthilvasan, PGM (Hd Qrs), STR CNI and discussed, regarding the pending payment of medical Allowance to BSNL PENSIONERS  in GM STSR CNI. He assured that he will pursue the matter and do the needful.



Letter to CGM STR Chennai

The Chandigarh bench of CAT has ordered on 5-2-02018, that Extra Increment should be reckoned as pay for grant of Pension. Accordingly the Department of Telecom is directed to re-fix pension of those who were not given the benefit of said Ex Increment.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018


For Extra Increment Case
CAT has granted Interim stay of 
7.3.2017 order of DOT 
and the subsequent communication of 
PCCA in Nov 2017.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Our General Secretary Com.G.Natarajan has successfully completed his trip to Newdelhi. The following information are  got from him.
Our MRS without voucher sanction for the third quarter is at the final stage.
He could not meet the Telecom  Secretary Smt.Aruna sundarajan since she was very busy due  the parliament session is going on. He then met Additional  Secretary Telecom Sri.Sivasailam. He discussed our long pending issue of pension revision from 01-01-2017 at par with the 7th CPC recommendations. After hearing our verses very patiently and going through files, he opined that it may be possible. So this is a good sign. But we have to go many a miles to achieve our legible demand for which we could be proud that we have able and capable top level leaders.
Our All India Conference at Puri in Odhissa may be conducted on 22nd and 23rd September 2018.

With Warm greetings

Friday, 2 February 2018

OBITUARY
With grief filled heart we bring the very sudden demise of our member Com.P Chandra, CSS, STR, Chennai.
Cremation will to tomorrow morning.
Address 22.Kamala Street,
Nehru Nagar,
Chromepet.
Chenni 44
( Near Kumaran Kundram)
Contact No: 2223 4542. 94456 38249
We pray the Almighty to keep her soul at REST.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Smt. G. Manohari, Deputy General manager
O/o CGM STR CHENNAI,
retired  on 31.1.2018.
has Joined as LIFE MEMBER  in
 OUR STR DIVISION AIBSNLPWA  Chennai.
We whole heartedly welcome her.
We wish her a Happy, healthy and peaceful retired Life.