Tuesday, 25 February 2020

STP VRS NEW MEMBER

Sri V. Balaraman, MD, STP, CNI retd on VRS ON 31-1-20 joined our STR DIVISION today as LIFE MEMBER. We welcome him to our STR DIVISION wholeheartedly. We wish him a happy, healthy, peaceful, long retired life. His Mobile No: 9444231166

Friday, 21 February 2020


ONE INCREMENT COURT CASE
ONE INCREMENT CASE O.A. 2018 of 2017.

Listed before CAT Madras Bench today  20.02.2020 stand adjourned to 10.04.2020
CGM OFFICES OF STR & STP SHIFTING FROM CHENNAI TO BANGALORE KEPT IN OBEYANCE


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

STR STP TN VRS NEW MEMBERS
Smt. A. Indumathi, AGM, STR, CNI retired on VRS ON 31-1-20 joined our STR DIVISION as LIFE MEMBER from today. We welcome her to our STR DIVISION wholeheartedly. We wish her a healthy, happy, peaceful long retired life. Her Mobile No: 9486105617
Smt. Uma Ganapathy, CAO, STP, CNI retired on VRS ON 31-1-20 joined our STR DIVISION as LIFE MEMBER from today. We welcome her to our STR DIVISION wholeheartedly. We wish her a healthy, happy, peaceful long retired life. Her Mobile No:9445150395

Sri M. Chandran, OS, TN, ELEC, CNI retired on 31-12-2019 joined our STR DIVISION as LIFE MEMBER from today. We welcome him to our STR DIVISION wholeheartedly. We wish him a happy, healthy, peaceful long retired life. His Mobile No.9487839924


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

HAPPY NEWS
CCA TN has started releasing PPO COPY through online to VRS RETIREES. Com K. Venkatesan, AOS CHTD NORTH, Mob: 9444667199, a member of AIBSNLPWA CHTD Villivakkam Branch received his PPO ORDER through online today. It is really great job done by CCA TN to release PPO order to a VRS RETIREE within 18 days of his VRS RETIREMENT. We congratulate our CCA TN OFF for their great and quick job done by them. They are releasing PPOs for whom they have received full pension papers from BSNL offices. We expect that more members may receive their PPOs online if their pension papers were sent already. we request our members to give us information about receiving PPOs-courtesy, Our member Com Chandramouli

We are happy to inform that our member C.N. Kamala, Retd AO, STP, CNI retired on VRS also received her PPO copy online today

The   Monthly meeting of STR Division was held on the A/N of 11th Feb 2020, under the chairmanship of Comrade A.Sugumaran. One minute silence was observed for the demise of our comrade Sri Kannan, (Husband  of late Smt.R.Padma),a Family pensioner
Minutes of the last meeting held on 21st Jan, was read by Comrade D.Victorraju and got approved.
Comrade S.Sundarakrishnan, DS welcomed all the participants.   He sincerely thanked and welcomed all  new members. He read out the names of 164 new members and introduced those who attended the meeting.
 In his welcome address, he mentioned that 164 new members joined. Our membership was 1089 during the previous meeting. In total, our membership is 1253 at present. As the salary for Dec 2019 and Jan. 2020  is not paid, some of the persons could not make subscription payment. He has got approximately 100 applications for which payment is not received. In his address he mentioned that AIBSNLPWA is the first pensioner’s association, formed for the retirees of BSNL, which has 12 years service, in dealing the pensioners’ issues. We are having members from TTs to ITS officers  level, irrespective of any union/political colours. He stated that he approached the Accounts officers of CCA office, regarding settlement of retirement  benefits for the VRS optees. They clearly stated that out of 8750 cases, only 1300 pension papers have been received from BSNL. There is a proposal at DOT headquarters, to issue orders for making payment of provisional pension to all at the end of February for a period of 3 months. Orders are likely to be issued by DOT within days. Sanction orders have to be issued by BSNL for provisional pension, mentioning LPD and bank details. Our association will pursue with BSNL, to send all details. GPF payment will also be released before the end of this month as per the discussion had with CCA. SAMPANN software gateway is not yet opened for CCA, as BSNL is still feeding data. Approximately 20 persons are put on the job of Service book verification at CCA office and 25 PCs are provided at R.K.Nagar. 3 level verifications will be done.
He told all pensioners should have Either or Survivor mode SB pension account in Bank or Post Office. The salary account has to be kept active as the ex-gratia, leave salary payments will be credited in salary account.
It is better to have CGHS facility. As BSNL, will not take any further interest in signing MOU, with the famous Multi speciality hospitals and health insurance may be extended to serving employees .So, Pensioners have no other option but for migrating to CGHS. At present CGHS Dispensaries are available at 14 locations in Chennai , 2 at Pondichery 1 each at Trichy and Tirunelveli. Proposal exists for opening CGHS hospitals at Madurai and Coimbatore. Pensioners can opt any CGHS dispensary for out door treatment irrespective of their residence/ locations. DOT pensioners, who are not having CGHS card are only getting FMA. BSNL pensioners, who got CGHS card will have both indoor and outdoor treatment only through CGHS. Reimbursement of payment made to CGHS, is paid along with the salary, even though pending medical bills are unsettled.
Comrade N.Mohan Treasurer conveyed Birthday greetings to all our members including the new members whose birthdays fall during February. He also spoke about the family welfare activities/events happened in the family of our comrades. He mentioned Comrades Narasimhan and Sivasankaran has taken care of STP in enrolling new members. STR comrades were apparoached by our  Comrades A.Sugumaran ,   N.S.Deenadayalan ADS, DSR, and H.S.Sudha. In Tamilnadu Circle section Comrades K.Muthialu DGS, S. Ramkumar, N.Mohan , C.B. Sampathkumar , ,H.S.Sudha and DS approached VRS optees.  DS and Com.Civil Arumugam has approached all Civil/Electrical offices. . He thanked all for their co-operation. Some of the comrades from Chennai TD also joined with us due to our efforts.
 Comrade .A. Sugumaran mentioned that the VRS 2019 scheme is unceremoniously relieved all the experienced and sincere employees of BSNL. Though ex gratia benefit is extended, staff who have 6-9 year service have taken VRS due to prevailing situation. It is a loss. Though a couple of Pensioners Associations are in the arena, our association has got the record of settling the Pensioners issues. As told by DS all of the VRS persons will get adhoc pension from Feb. end. OUR GS already took up the case with DOT on 4th Feb itself. AIBSNL PWA fought and  got pension revision from 01.01.2007. 78.2% DA fitment pension  revision was achived during 2016 and got annulment of 60:40 order. We sincerely  settle all the grievances of pensioners. Our DS used to go to CCA office, twice in a week. Even now our CHQ  is  fighting for the pension revision . Our CHQ met Honourable Minister of   Communications, twice after forming new Government.  Recently, we won the pay anamoly case in New Delhi High Court. Regarding extra increment case, he met our lawyer, yesterday for early settlement. The case came for hearing today.
Both DOT counsel and our lawyer were present. DOT council   diverted the case stating that Ernakulam  judgement is for non-restructured cadre, whereas our petition  is for restructured cadres. Immediately our lawyer produced the document, that both are one and the same.   Judge has adjourned that hearing to 20th Feb. He told after enrolling all the VRS optees, our All India Membership may cross One Lakh. Com. S.Balasubramanian   (President SNEA TN)  told that he feels  happy to be present in the meeting. This Association is led by experienced senior comrades . Com. N.Kothandaraman ADS welcomed all new members and he shared the past experiences where in all of us were colleagues. He recollected the resume prepared by Com.Padmakumari on his retirement .Com. Anbalagan (CS NFTE STR) has joined our association and spoke that he is happy to join the association which is having very experienced leaders. Com. P.Kamaraj greeted all the new members enrolled. He also told Pensioners Association can mention their achievements in their letters instead of adding criticism over serving union.  Com. S.Sridharan delivered vote of thanks to all. He also told that March meeting will  be celebrated as Womans  Day.   200 persons participated. CGHS guide was distributed to those who have not received earlier.
                                                               Thanking You.
                                                                                Comradely  Yours, 
                                                                               S.Sundarakrishnan                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                            

STP VRS NEW MEMBER

Sri. S. Sampath, MD, STP , CNI, VRS retired on 31-1-20 joined our STR DIVISION today as LIFE MEMBER. We wholeheartedly welcome him to our STR DIVISION. We wish him a happy, healthy, peaceful long life.  His mobile No. 9486107054

STR VRS NEW MEMBERS

Sri. K. Rajasekaran, AGM STR CNI Retd on VRS ON 31-1-20 joined our STR DIVISION as LIFE MEMBER. We welcome him to our STR DIVISION wholeheartedly. We wish him a happy, healthy, long peaceful retired life. His Mobile No: 9444979475
Sri. D. Elumalai, AGM, STR, CNI retd on VRS on 31-1-20 joined our STR DIVISION as LIFE MEMBER from today. We welcome him wholeheartedly to our STR DIVISION. We wish him a happy, healthy, peaceful long retired life. His Mob: 9444907927

Monday, 17 February 2020

CGHS REIMBURSEMENT
AO, STP, CNI informed us that they have made CGHS REIMBURSEMENT payments to 10 of its pensioners today. Our Member Com S.V. Narasimhan confirmed that he has received his CGHS REIMBURSEMENT. AO, STP, CNI further told that they will make next CGHS REIMBURSEMENT to its pensioners along with the JANUARY salary payment of its regular employees.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

IMPORTANT MESSAGE
We request our NEW VRS RETIREE MEMBERS to keep their salary payment bank account alive till they receive their regular normal pension.   PROVISIONAL PENSION will be credited to SALARAY BANK ACCOUNT ONLY. See the following message from DOT:

DOT ORDER For Pension Credit
The Bank details should be salary account only. All VRS optees may be asked not to close or trandfer the Bank Account ( Salary ) till PPO is issued by CCA office to avoid any failure of e-payment. 
Following issue of PPO, the pension shall be paid into the Bank Account in which pensioner has sought credit of monthly pension.

STP VRS NEW MEMBER
Sri. S. Natarajan, MD STP CNI Retd on VRS on 31-1-20 joined our STR DIVISION as a LIFE MEMBER today. We wholeheartedly welcome him. We wish him to have a happy, peaceful, healthy long life. His Mobile No: 9486104491
CGHS REIMBURSEMENT BY 
BSNL CIRCLES

We are happy to inform that STR, CHTD BSNL Circles credited CGHS REIMBURSEMENT to its pensioners. Our members confirmed that they have received their CGHS REIMBURSEMENT. 
OBITUARY
We regret to inform that our Member Com S. Asirvatham, aged 79, Retd TSO, STP CNI passed away 15-2-20 morning. Cremation will take place today Morning. We convey our heartfelt condolences to his family members. His address: GT-3 COROMANDEL APTS 163 VELACHERY RD TAMBARAM (E) CHENNAI 600059  Mobile No: 6380532871

Friday, 14 February 2020

WE ARE GLAD TO SEE THAT OUR DEMAND FOR GRANTING PROVISIONAL PENSION TO ALL VRS OPTEES IS ACCEPTED BY DEPT OF TELECOM. 
WE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM MANY CIRCLES THAT BSNL OFFICES FAILED TO SEND THE HARD COPIES OF PENSION PAPERS TO CCA OFFICES PROMPTLY. NO DOUBT, THE VOLUME OF WORK IS HUGE. WE, THEREFORE, ANTICIPATED SOME DELAY IN GETTING PENSION BY THE VRS OPTEES WHO WERE SENT OUT OF THE OFFICE WITHOUT PAYING THEIR WAGES FOR DECEMBER 2019 AND JANUARY 2020.
HENCE WE TOOK UP THE MATTER WITH DOT. NOW, DOT HAS ISSUED ORDER TODAY APPROVING GRANT OF PROVISIONAL PENSION -- 50% OF THE LAST PAY DRAWN IN JANUARY 2020 - TILL REGULAR PPO IS ISSUED.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Webmaster S. Narasimhan has returned headquarters today and assumed his duty.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Today, the 11th Feb 2020, a grand monthly meeting was held under the president ship of  Com.A.Sugumaran. A large number of VRS Opted members attended the meeting with enthusiasm. 
A detailed report will follow soon.

Tuesday, 4 February 2020


I just now spoke to CCA Mr Pradhan and enquired about the possibility of getting pension for February for VRS optees. 
He told that
1) We have created necessary infrastructure like additional systems, additional staff etc.
2) If we get the necessary documents from BSNL we will clear on the basis of first come first served basis.
3) Though there are some criteria for payment of provisional pension we have suggested to DoT for some order for payment of pension as ad-hoc @ 50 percent of LPD and he asked us to meet DoT officers in Delhi from our side so that we can get the order by 15th or so.
BSNL has to send the LPD of each official.
DG
(Com DG spoke to CCA Sri Pradhan yesterday (3.2.2020) --  CS)

Dear Anupam Kaul,
VRS optees have joined our association in large numbers.
They have to get pension for February.  It is a difficult job for CCA offices to pay pension as per normal procedure.
I understand that many CCAs have suggested to DoT for some order to pay pension @ 50 percent of LPD as ad-hoc pension because there's some difficulty to call it as 'provisional'.
I request you, sir, to meet Member (F) or some top officers in Sanchar Bhawan today or tomorrow and pursuade to issue necessary order in this regard.
Regards
DG


Monday, 3 February 2020

Webmaster  S. Narasimhan is going on a tour for 10 days from 4-2-20 and will be back on 13-2-20 evening. Com N. Mohan, Treasurer will look after his duties for that period. - Webmaster