BRIEF REPORT ABOUT STR DIVISON MONTHLY MEETING 14-8-2018
The meeting was presided by Com.A.Sugumaran Dist.President. A large gathering of 207 members attended the meeting.One minute Silence was observed for the demise of Sri.M.Karunanidhi Ex Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and Sri.Sonath chatterji Ex.Loksabha speaker /CPI(M) leader. Minutes of the previous meeting was read by Dist.Treasurer Com.N.Mohan . Com.S.Sundarakrishnan Welcomed all .In his speech he thanked all the 150 comrades who participated in the Dharna. Reg.Medical allowance payment :Tamilnadu Circle has cleared payment of 3rd and 4th qtr of 2017-18.Medical reimbursement payment is pending for a long time for want of fund.STR has released payment of 3rd and 4th quarter last week.Chennai TD payment is made for 3rd qtr and fund expected for 4th qtr.STP circle medical allowance payment already made.Medical allowance orders issued for 2 qtrs of 2018-19 reducing the ceiling limit and keeping min. limit as 12000 p.a .In respect of TN circle and STR ,no fresh option need to be given if they want to continue as of 2017-18..Option in the form of normal letter is sufficient for change of medical facility . In STP circle option to be excersised as per the wats app posting.Reg.CH.TD .our office bearers of chennai TD met GM finance on 13th and told him not to insist for fresh option for medical claim.GM F told that he will consult Area DGMs and inform.District Secy requested the pensioners to have the pension account as ERS/joint account.He also explained the detais about 21st July Hindu publication of Dept of Pension.He thanked Com.Narasimhan,Arumugam,Com.L.Krishnamurthy, A.Srinivasan Com.Mohan ,Com.Muthialu and Com.H.S.Sudha for their efforts in enrolling new members during the current month.New members enrolled during the month is 38 and the total membership is 872 .He also mentioned the settled issues.Com.Muthialu ex- Circle Secretary has taken steps to resolve the LPD issues of phone Mechanics like com.Venugopal. com.Narasimhan ADS introduced new members and welfare activities of our members.Bharatha nattiya Arangetram of Preethi Narayan, Grand daughter of our member Com D. S. ramalingam was held at Roswell Cultural Arts center, Atlanta, USA on 5-8-2018 in a grand manner . He also guided about KYP application filling up,required documents.As a first phase 148 KYP applications submitted to CCA.He has taken efforts in collecting KYP form and issued forms to those who have not submitted.National adalat is propsed on 18th Sep and who wants to give their grivances,the last date is 268.2018. Com.A.Sugumaran,R.Govindarajan, Muthialu ,D.Victorraj,Sridharan,S.Sundarakrishnan and com. R.Venkatachalam were honoured.Com.Mallika retd from the pension sec.of GM STR Chennai told that DOT pension revision payment was done twice .Some might not have known znd they are requested to approach CCA.Com. A.Sugumaran ,our president told initially order was such BSNL has to prepare the revision of pension for option 1 and the dispute between BSNL and CCA in Chennai was settled only due to pursuation of our Assn. Com.Muthialu in his speech told that pensioners need not be in hurry of submission of KYP form as this is only for data verification with the data available with CCA office. This can be given till Nov 18.By direct payment of pension by cca ,Govt. can save multiple crores of rupees being paid to bank/POs.In the Trichy conference he himself voluntarily not taken any portfolio as he is an org.Secretary in All India.He will continue to serve the Members irrespective of post.He also told Dist Secy has to arrange addl chairs. .Circle Secretary Com.R.Venkatachalam in his speech :He feels immense pleasure of addressing his first meeting in the branch where com.Muthialu is a member.He beleives that the newly elected office bearers of this branch will assist him .He mentioned about 20th Aug ,the formation Day of our Association.He mentioned elaborately about Circle confrence at Trichy.Achievements of our association in 78.2 IDA merger. Our demand of pension revision as per 7th CPC.and court case for Pension as LPD instead of average 10 months salary for pre 2006 IDA pensioners.He told that Com.A.Sugumaran has not taken post in the circle conf. for paving the way to the new comers.CS told that he will always take the guidance of com.A.Sugumaran.Vote of Thanks conveyed by Com.D.Victorraju VP. Thanking you. Comradely urs S.Sundarakrishnan Dist.Secretary.