Friday, 17 May 2019


Dear Comrades,
Due to implementation of SAMPANN, pension payments are directly made by CCA to those who retired since 28.02.2019.  Advantage of this is Pension is paid promptly on the 1st day of next month. Settlements are done within 20 days. PPO Sheet (no book) is  sent directly .They have to take printout. Hard copies will be sent up to few months .In due course of time hard copies will not be sent. These are all for superannuation retirees. I requested to implement the similar status for VRS and death cases also. When I was at CCA Office, one of the female pensioners retired during APRIL came showing that she has been shown as MALE GENDER instead of FEMALE. In the PPO, Corrections cannot be done at CCA level. It has to be sent to HQRS and they only correct. If DATA feeding is done at BSNL in SAMPANN software individual can check the spelling and correctness of data. BSNL is not feeding data in SAMPANN  Software. So, comrades who retired since 28.2.2019 are requested to check all your data in PPO. In case of any correction needed, please inform AO CCA OFFICE. They will get it corrected within 3days. I told hard copies are not received by some of the retirees of February like com. MANIMEGALAI. He assured that he would  sort out the issue.
With fraternal greetings,
S.Sundarakrishnan,
DS,
STR Division,
Chennai.

Thursday, 2 May 2019


Dear Comrades,
As per the discussion had with the Office of CCA Chennai, no instruction received from DELHI when to take over direct pension payment to existing pensioners. Hence no direction is issued to Bank authorities by CCA Tamilnadu. In case if any bank requests the pensioners to submit their PPO Book  ,comrades are requested NOT to  give their original Pension book to bank authorities.
All CPPCs should have one original PPO Book. At the time of direct payment of Pension they will surrender their PPO books to CCA.  So, comrades are requested to consult our Association in case if any body requests to surrender the PPO Book.
THANKING YOU. 
With Fraternal Greetings,
S.Sundarakrishnan,
Divisional secretary,
STR Division,

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Sri.S.Ramkumar, SDE, REM Office, Chennai retires on 30-04-2019 on superannuation. He joins our AIBSNLPWA STR Division as Life member.
We whole heartedly welcome him to our association and wish him a happy, healthy and peaceful retied life.




Friday, 26 April 2019

PENSION ADALAT
Dear Comrades,
Greetings to all. You are aware that for the ensuing Adalath meeting on 21st June 2019, the grievance may be sent to the Joint CCA . Last date to be received by the Jt.CCA office is  21st  May. If it has to be sent through our STR Division, the grievance should be sent by direct to our DS . Last date to be received by DS is 15th May. 
With Fraternal greetings,
S.Sundarakrishnan,
Div.Secretary,  
STR Div.Chennai.

Res. Address
18-B. Ayyappan Nagar,
Nanganallur.
Chennai 61.
60 00 61

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Department Of Telecommunications has released the date of Pension adalat to be held in Chennai on 21-06-2019 Friday at 1400 hours in The Hall of Inspiration, Annaroad Telephone Exchange, Dams Road Chennai 2. The Format for submission of Grievance is furnished below. The Last date to send Grievance with relevant Documents is on or before 21-05-2019 .
To 
Joint Controller of Communication Accounts,
O/o Principal Controller of Communication Accounts, TN Circle,
1st Floor,  TNT Complex,
60 Ethiraj Salai, 
Chennai -8
60 00 08.


Sunday, 21 April 2019

Next Adalat Meeting is proposed to be held in the HALL OF INSPIRATION ,Anna Salai Telephone  Exchange , 10 Dams Road Chennai .2 by 1400 hours on 21.6.2019. Comrades whose grievance to be taken up at Adalat are requested to send their grievance either directly to Jt. CCA TN Circle Chennai-8 or sent to the undersigned before 15th May 2019 in the proforma. Proforma will be posted in whatsapp soon.
With Fraternal Greetings,
S.Sundarakrishnan,
DS,  STR Division Chennai

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

CCA  ஆஃபீசிஸ் ல் விசாரித்த தின்  அடிப்படையில் அடுத்த  Adalat கூட்டம் 2019  ஜூன்  இரண்டாவது வாரத்தில் நடைபெறும். 
----மாநில  செயலாளர்

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The Monthly meeting of our STR Division was held by 1500 hours of 09.04.2019 at TANSTIA HALL ,Guindy under the presidentship of our District President Com.A.Sugumaran. Com.D.S.Ramalingam Vice President read out the minutes of Previous meeting.with a correction the minute got approved.Com.S.Sundarakrishnan welcomed all.He told about the settlement of the IT recovery for the half pay leave taken for the shortfall of EL towards the leave cashment (case of Com.Sethuraman).Our CHQ got the generalised order pursuing with BSNL CO.Our thanks to CHQ.Regarding Medical payment in TN Circle, on 8th April TN Circle got 4.5 crore allotment towards medical bill /medical allowance payment.Payments are being made since 8th.April.First 2 qtrs of Med. allowance 2018-19 and some medical bill will be cleared within this week.STR has sent payment to bank for medical bills and allowance for left out persons.CAO STP  told all bills  got cleared.Chennai TD allowance and some of the bills got cleared.CCA chennai commenced direct Pension to those who retired from Feb.19 onwards.Message delivery to individual pensioners thro.SAMPAN  is not proper due to initial problem.Life Certificate for Medical MRS CARD has to be sent by post to SDE welfare first floor O/ o CGMT TN Circle Greams road Chennai 6 or in person before this month end. .This is only in case of TN CIRCLE retirees not STP/STR..Family News.1.Com.Jayakanthi has been blessed with a Grand daughter at USA.2.Com.S.Uma VRS DE DTC Flower bazaar has been blessed with a Grand daughter at Bangalore. 3.Com.B.Sampooranam retd DE FC STR Chennai  has celebtrated his SON's marriage  Mr.Sriram with Sow.Neelaayadakshi on 31.3.19.4.Com.G.Krishnan (retd DE STR Chennai) has clelebrated his Grand Son's First Birthday on 7th April.5.Com.Joseph retd from VFT STR has clelebrated House Warming Ceremoney in a grand manner at Vyasarnagar on 06.04.19.6.Dr.Vincent PrakshRaj grand Son of Com.Victor Raj has completed his MBBS Degree and emerges as Doctor. Our good wishes to all of them above. COM.Ravi retd AGM STR our ADS underwent eye surgery.It is also painful to mention our Comrade .Sri.B.Nagarajan retd DE STR Chennai has been hospitalised at Mercury hospital snd in ICU.we pray for speedy recovery.2.Our Senior comrade .Sri.T.Balakrishnan (TBK ) has been hospitalised at SIMS Hospital Vadapalani for heart valve replacement. Surgery likely on 10th.We pray for normalcy. New members joined. 1.Smt.PremaSairam OS TN CO. Rtd on 31.3.19.2.V.Lakshmi OS Medical clerk of CO VRS on 3rd April.3.R.Sampath RM REM unit TNC  on 31 3.19. 4.Smt.Valliammal OS STR Chennai retd on 31.1.19 5. .Sri.Sudalayandi DE O/o GM STR Chennai. TOTAL Membership is 1006. Com.A.Sugumaran in his speech told thatExtra increment case came for hearing on 3rd April.Our lawyer argued well.As the DOT lawyer pleaded for hearing as they are  waiting for clarrification the case is adjourned to 24th April.It is hopefully beleived that final decision may come on 24th Hearing.Outside the court the DOT Lawyer said to our lawyer that they are in our favour.Regarding Pension ,our CBMA leaders met Joint Secy.Pension and requested to send reminder to DOT for Pension revision during March.Dept of Pension also send a note to DOT.Subsequently they approached DOT also.The bureaucrats in DOT are having the opinion that BSNL Pensioners are getting higher pension even now.This is due to IDA fixation during 1.10.2000.So,they are not in favour of sending the pension revision proposals in a proper way  to Dept. of Pension.Regarding Pension revision ,our CBMA leaders met Joint Secy.Pension and requested to send reminder to DOT for Pension during March.Dept of Pension also send a note to DOT.Subsequently they approached DOT also.,we will have to see that  hike due to IDA fixation during absorbtion  should not be reduced.Our CBMA leaders thought that IDA Pension revision as per the fitment of 7TH CPC can be achieved by approaching court.They explore all possibilities of approaching senior supreme court lawyers .We will have to wait till formation of new Government. Approaching the court is only a final resort.CEC at Kumbakonam also took a decision that we have to wait for the new ministry formation and approach them.Then only legal approach has to be decided.Com.K.Muthialu Dy.GS in his speech told that salary for FEB  was disbursed to BSNL Employees after 15days.TV Media and newspapers broad casted about the bad condition of BSNL . There were several news about VRS ,reduction of retirement age etc.Now,PMO Office decided about 4G spectrum allotment,reducing employees by VRS.Serving unions were not consulted.No talks about their 3rd PRC pay revision.We never asked about delinking of pension  revision from pay revision.It was their demand.We are asking for 7th CPC Fitment not for 3rd PRC.However .we are hopeful of getting our Pension Revision after the formation of new Government.Com.Sankarasubramanian retd PS STR Chennai gave medical tips on Iyarkai Vaithiyam.He insisted the values of using normal items sold in Nattu Marunthukadai.His speech was very much useful and he can be given time frequently in our meetings to get more information.Com.Kannan retd SDE KARUR has compiled Kavithai Thoguppu and printed as a book in the name of " எண்ணச் சிதறல்கள் “ under 4 chapters having 69 Kavithai. Com.R.Kannan has composed and prepared the book and the book was released by Com.K.Muthialu Dy.GS.Com A.Sugumaran,Com.D.S.Ramalingam and Com.K.Muthialu appreciated his Kavithai Nayam.Com.Kannan gave acceptance speech.It is his first book.Earlier ,dutring 2010 he released CD containing 12 songs about 6 Divyadesam.He distributed the books to all paricipants.Money received from our comrades towards  the cost of the book Rs 50. has been paid to our Association as donation.All the poems are very nice .We sincerely wish him to have success on his effort.Com.L.Krishnamurthy delivered vote of thanks.Around 105 members attended the meeting.Com.Vinayaga Sundaram retd DGM F TN CO donated Rs 1000,Com.D.Victor Raj retd SDE STR donated Rs 1500 towards sweets served .,Com.Krishnamurthy donated Rs 500  com.K.Radhakrishnan Retd DGM TNC donated Rs 1000 Com.R.Kannan donated Rs 2150 towards the sale of book.Sweet and snacks coffee were served .It has been decided not to have meeting during May  19.
Our next Monthly  Meeting will be on 11th June at Guindy .
Thanking You.
Comradely Yours,
S.Sundarakrishnan
Dist Secretary.
The write up will follow soon.

Monday, 8 April 2019

Today our DS Com.S.Sundarakrishnan had been to Circle Office and met CAO Finance . He  enquired and insisted for early payment of Medical bills without any further delay. The CAO in turn replied that they had received an allotment of fund for MRS Bills Payment a sum of Rs 4.5 Crores. This allotment is for all SSAs and Circle Office of Tamilnadu Circle. So Medical Bills for indoor treatments, out door treatments and MRS without Voucher will be cleared soon. 






Saturday, 6 April 2019

Today (06-04-2019), our member Com.Joseph celebrated his House Warming Function in D-56 2nd Floor, Radiance Apartments, Vyasar nagar, Perambur in a grand manner. Our members Coms. S.Sundarakrishnan, N.Kothandaraman, S.Sivasankaran, P.Sankaranarayanan, T.S.Vasudevan, Chandrasekara Bharathy, L.Gunabalan and N.Mohan  attended and graced the function.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

GS meets Smt Anuradha Mitra, Member (F), DOT
Today (4-4-19) , I met Smt. Anuradha Mitra , Member (F) along with Coms. Changappa CS and Ganeshan CT at BANGALORE in the office of CCA KTK.
At the outset, I Congratulated her for having launched the SAMPNN successfully . While giving a good feedback from the Pensioners who are getting Pension directly from CCA including sending SMS etc. we expressed still our concern about a) getting form 16 and b) giving Life Certificate. Smt. Linda DDG Accts. explained regarding Digital Life Certificate and Form 16.
Member (F) assured that required care will be taken so that no Pensioner will be put to any difficulty.
OTHER ISSUES DISCUSSED.
1). Family Pension case of Smt. Manonmani, Thanjavur.She assured that action will be taken to settle it immediately.
2) Arbitrary reduction of LPD of those in the scale of 2550-2750 by CCA TN.
She told that a policy decision has to be taken.
3). Grant of minimum Pension of 9000/-
She told that for this also a policy decision has to be taken.
We requested her to do whatever is required from her side.
Finally I requested her to take initiative to solve our PENSION REVISION issue from 1-1-17. She told that this is in the domain of Member (S). When she was mentioning that DOP&PW hasn't taken any decision still, I explained the actual position and made over the copies of our letters to Secretary, Pension on 14-12-18, to JS , Pension on 12-2-19 and DOP&PW letter to DOT on
8-3-19.
We made out a point that DOT Establishment section is not taking the required action. In DOT, if anyone feels that the hike given to us at the time of absorption and according to 2nd PRC is to be adjusted in future revisions , we will not allow it. We should continue to draw higher Pension for all the times to come.
At the end, we requested her to take the initiative as the CUSTODIAN of BSNL/MTNL Pensioners in DOT and sort out our PENSION REVISION issue at the earliest.
P Gangadhara Rao GS

Wednesday, 3 April 2019


Today extra increment case came before the division bench. Our lawyer effectively argued and wanted a final order. DoT lawyer informed that  they are awaiting for a clarification from DoT and our present stand is not final one. So, the case stands adjourned to 24/4/2019.
Later, outside the court room, DoT lawyer informed our lawyer that they are trying to help you only.
Most likely final judgement may come on 24th April.
A Sukumaran 
CHQ . VP


Saturday, 30 March 2019

Our Association has sought for a meeting with CGM Tamilnadu and also sent a Grievance List to CGM TN. On receipt of our grievance letter, he has sent to respective SSAs seeking detailed report from those SSAs. 

Friday, 29 March 2019

Price Index Stood at 307 points  so
will be 
Now Total IDA will be  141.4%