IDA INCREASED 5.3% FROM 1-1-2023 - TOTAL 201.1%

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Mrs.I.N. PREMAKUMARI AGM (WLL ) O/o CGMT TN CIRCLE Chennai-6 is retiring on  superannuation on the AN of  30..6.2019.She has joined as a life member of our STR Division, AIBSNLPWA. We whole heartedly welcome her and wish her a Happy and Healthy retired life.Her Mobile no. is 9486100450
Smt. RUBER BEGUM Family Pensioner (w/o late sri.MIR KHYRUN ALI Technical Supersor FC Sec.of STR Flowerbazaar CHENNAI) has joined as a LIFE MEMBER of our STR Division of AIBSNLPWA. We   wholeheartedly welcome her to our association and wish her to be happy and healthy.Her mobile no is  7550151119
Smt. JAYASEELEE MANICKARAJ PRIVATE  SECRETARY   O/o GM STR Flower bazaar  Chennai-1  is retiring  on super annuation on the A/N of 30.6.2019. She has  joined as a Life member of our STR DIVISION of AIBSNLPWA We wholeheartedly welcome her and wish her a HAPPY and Peaceful Retired Life. Her Mobile no is 9444971221

Sri.G.RAJENDRAN .Telecom Technician  DTC Flower Bazaar   STR  Chennai 1 retired due to super annuation on the A/N of 31.5.2019. He has joined as a Life member of our STR DIVISION of AIBSNLPWA. We wholeheartedly welcome him and wish him a HAPPY and Peaceful Retired Life. His mobile no is 9445652434
Sri. C.  Nedumaran, DGM, STP, CNI retired on 30.6.2019. STR DN.  He has joined our STR DN as a LIFE MEMBER. we welcome him to our association wholeheartedly and wish him a happy, healthy, peaceful long life. His mobile number : 9486107036

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Some of our members are asking us about income tax efiling method. We are giving some useful information about it below. Last date of filing Income Tax return for 2018-19 financial year is 31ST July for all. Senior Citizen above 60 and below 3 Lakhs income has filed their income tax returns manually last year at the Income tax office. The manual income tax return filing rule is changed this year. Only super senior citizens above 80 years only can file their manual income tax filing at income tax offices. Others must have to file their returns through efiling method only this year.  Income tax ceiling is 3 lakhs for seniors and 5 lakhs for super seniors above 80 years.   If you are able to do efiling yourself, do it immediately.  If anybody wants any help to do efiling, we suggest the following easiest way.
There is one Authorised Tax Consultant Sri. S. Boopathy is available with his laptop at the reception Hall of income Tax office, Nungambakkam. If you approach him he will do your income tax efiling job and also make online payment for your income tax through internet for a nominal fee of Rs.1000/-. It will take 30 minutes to 60 minutes only for him. I have completed my efiling job successfully and paid my income tax through him today (27-6-19). He is available from 11.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs at income tax reception hall Nungambakkam  from Monday to Friday. His Mobile Number:  9884053227,  7448387261.  He is residing in Nolambur. He can undertake the job at his house on Saturday and Sunday. 
You can contact us for any clarification regarding what are the documents required for this or contact him through his mobile number.
Smt.V.K.SARADHA RETIRED as DGM STR Ernakulam has joined as a lifemember in STR Division AIBSNLPWA. She served in STR Chennai in various capacities in  JTO to DE Cadre. We whole heartedly welcome her to our STR Division and wish her Happy and Healthy Retired Life. Her Mobile no is 9481276751

Mrs.K.PREMAVATHY  Family Pensioner  
(W/o late Sri.P.KUMAR TM RGMTTC 
Meenam-bakkam Chennai ) has  joined as a Life member of our STR DIVISION of AIBSNLPWA from now onwards. We wholeheartedly welcome her and wish her a HAPPY and Peaceful Life. Her mobile no is 9500174406.

Sri.K.GURUMURTHI AGM O/o  CGM STR CHENNAI will be retiring  on 30.06.2019.
He will be joining  as a LIFEMEMBER of our STR Division AIBSNLPWA. We welcome him wholeheartedly and wish him a Happy and Healthy retired life. His mobile no is 9444979116

Smt. J.NITHYAVATHI  PRIVATE  SECRETARY  to PGM (F) O/o CGM Tamilnadu Circle  Chennai -6  is retiring  on super annuation on the A/N of 30.6.2019. She will be joining  as a Life member of our STR DIVISION of AIBSNLPWA. We wholeheartedly welcome her and wish her a HAPPY and Peaceful Retired Life. Her Mobile no is 9486107035

Our Comrade, Sri.V.MOHAN KUMAR Retired SSS TN Circle office passed away to-day morning 0645 AM after a brief illness in a private hospital at Chennai. He retired during JUNE 2016. He was a Dist.Secretary of FNTO. We, STR Division comrades express our deepest sorrow and heartfelt condolence to the bereaved members of his family. We pray the Almighty for the departed   Soul to be rest in Peace.
9 Surendra Nagar
2nd street
Chennai 600 088
Mobile.. 9444448586    L/L 22601784

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Our Comrade Smt.Jayalakshmi aged 63 years Retd AGM TN Circle office and ex SDE FC STR passed away today Morning. Last rites Today between 10 AM to 11 AM. Her residence address: 11/5 Coral crest apartments Flat no F2 ,Giri Street West Mambalam Near Nadar Kalyana Mandapam West Mambalam.We feel deepest sorrow and express our heartfelt condolence to her family members.We pray the Almighty to keep the departed Soul to rest in Peace. Mobile No.9444971986  Land line: 24740462

Saturday, 22 June 2019


Our Member Smt. Lakshmi Rajam (Retd. DE, STR) son Chi B. Abhishek's Marriage Reception was held in a grand manner on 22.6.19 evening at Thirumal Thirumagal Vasantha Mahal, Padi. Some of our Members attended the Reception and wished the newly married couple.
Adalat meeting was conducted in the afternoon of 21.06.19 at the Hall of Inspiration Chennai..Pr.CCA,CCA,DY.CCA and AOs and staff from CCA officeside attended.Representatives from SBI,IOB,Indian  bank  and GM postal accts ,Accouts officers from CGMT TNC,STR,STP and Ch.TD attended. Com.D G CHQ VP,Com.Rathna AGS Co m.Vittoban CHQ Treasurer Com.Arunachalam AGS.CP,CS and CT attended.From STR Divion Comrades .D.VictorRaju VP,S.Sundarakrishnan DS Narasimhan ADS, N.Deenadayalan ADS. N.Mohan Dist. Treasurer L.Krishnamurthy ADS Jayaraman, Ramasubramanian, C.T.Sampathkumar OS ,Subbarao, Ramanarayanan, Suryanarayanan, Ramadass OS, P.Murugaesan attended the adalat. Formal procedure of welcome address was not followed while commencement which was objected by Com.DG .Com Narasimhan also objected. With the welcome address meeting commenced.Com.DG told the this Adalat is conducted after 9 months gap.DyCCA Told that in future adalat will be conducted once in 3months.Report of CCA over STR divn grievances.1.S.Usha Devi 2.S.Ramasubramanian V.Usha ...Co authorisation of FP to the disabled child.CCA says that these cases are not sent by STR with proper sanction.Cases are forwarded without sanction.If specific san ction is submitted .all the 3 cases will be processed.When we ask about any proforma is available ,Dy CCA said that BSNL authorities knows the procedure.AO STR told that she will consult CCA and send the sanction.4.M.Shanmugam Proj address change  incorporated.He also confirmed  receipt of letter .5.S.Jayabharatha address change at Trichy. Incorporated. 6.S.Chandrasekaran REM Change in DOB of Spouse incorporated. 7.P.R.Yagasundaram Revn.of Pension.
Authorisation sent to Postal. 8.S.Thangavelu MD Madurai. Revn of Pension due to NEPP. Proposal from STR Not recd. 9.S.Aeganthalingam Revn of as 50%of LPD.Pension is drawn as per 50%of LPD VIDE CCAsanction lr 30.6.10. 10. K.Madasamy Correction in spouse name .Corregundem issued to CPPC SBI.1 1.K.Radhakrishnan Pension revision due to stepping up of pay.Clarrification and SB is asked for from TN C.We told that every thing is available with CCA OFFICE.However DY.CCA agreed to revise the pension as per the stepped up Pay.12.A.Govindarajan Reauthorisation of FP to second wife.They want report from BSNL.We informed every thing is sent by BSNL.They agreed to check and issue reauthorisation.
In addition we gave 5 cases recd from AP and KTK.3 CASES clarrifications sought for.1 case pension case under examination.Com.Tiripurasundari JTO directly sent her grievance to DOT Cell reg.Pension revision considering officiating period.It was ready by DY.CCA as per DOT letter officiating period increment can not be considered for Pension.In addition to the above Non revision of pension by CPPC SBI to Sri.T.S.Vasudevan retd CGM TNC was discussed with AGM SBI who came for Adalat.Copy of Pension revision order is given.Pension has to be revised and arrears to be drawn.He told that he will settle it within a week. This is the gyst of the meeting pertains to our Division. EXCEPT COM.Shanmugam and com. Yagasundaram ,nobody reported about the receipt of reply from CcA. Thanking You Comrades .S.Su darakrishnan
Our member Com jayaraj  De Rtd Trichy.
admitted in Kavery  hospital hearty city cont trichy affected by heart attack massive and done Anjio  plast  on19.06.2019. now under medical care and now in patient  only. We wish him to get well soon.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

TN PENSION ADALAT Meeting is going to be held on 21-6-19, Fridiay  at 2 PM at Hall of Inspiration, Anna Road telephone exchange Building, Chennai.  Officers from CCA TN, and BSNL,TN, CHTD, STR, STP and Representatives from all Banks are attending the meeting. Our Association Circle and division leaders are attending the meeting. All Pensioners can also attend the meeting.  We request our members to attend the meeting to know how our pensioners problems are discussed and settled there.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Com.Narasimhan our ADS has returned back to  Chennai yesterday cut shorting his Australia Stay. He will resume his association activities like, Web maintanance and watsapp admin.Welcome comrade. - S. Sundarakrishnan, DS.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Our CHQ Vice president Com.D.Gopalakrishnan has prepared a very good memorandum to the Finance Ministry to be sent before this budget session starts. I have posted it here. On behalf of Com DG, I  request all our members to send your views, opinions and feed back to me on or before 18-06-2019 ( Tuesday). I will compile all and send to com DG. You can send on whatsapp to my number 
80560 66995 . or e-mail to immediately.

Please consider whether we can send the following on behalf of our association to finance ministry

There is a very strong feeling among all the Pensioners throughout the country that pension is to be exempted from income tax for the following reasons

Hon Supreme court time and again declared in various judgements that pension is akin to property rights

NDA government led by Shri Modiji abolished wealth tax in 2015-16 budget foregoing more than 1,000 crore rupees to the exchequer. Earlier it was only 1 percent above Rs.30 lakhs.

In 2017-18 budget income tax to corporates was reduced from 30 percent to 25 percent whose turnover was less than Rs. 50 crore. By this way Government lost a revenue of Rs.7000 crores. It is proposed to increase it to Rs.250 crores. It was told that it was done with a view to increase the employment generation.

Total pension expenditure for the Central government in 2017-18 was Rs.1,31,201 crores which include other retirement benefits also.  Actual pension expenditure might be Rs.80,000 crores. On an average if 10 percent is taken if the government abolishes tax on pension the government may forego only Rs.8000 crores.

Pension amount is spent on consumer goods which generates demand and in turn helps for more production and generate more employment.

Further, the savings of pensioners in banks and post offices helps investment for the industries which in turn helps employment generation.

If NDA government led by Shri Modiji abolish income tax on pension it shall earn the goodwill of nearly 15 crore people consisting pensioners and their family members.

We would request for serious consideration of the above proposal  ".

Please act swiftly and send your opinion through whatsapp or e-mail as mentioned above.

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Comrade L.Krishnamurthy Retd DE STR Chennai / our ADS  has celebrated his Son's Marriage at Tirupparankundram ,  Madurai on 14th June 2019.  STR Division comrades express their greetings to Com.L.Krishnamurthy and his family.We wish the newly wedded couple  viz.Mr.MADHAVAN  alias VINOTHKUMAR BE and Mrs. S.RAMYA M.Sc,M.Phil a long and Happy Married Life.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Brief of the JUNE Month Meeting :
The Monthly meeting of our STR Division was held in the A/N of 11.6.19 at TANSTIA Hall Guindy under the chaimanship of Com.A.Sugumaran, Divisional President. One minute silence was observed for the   departed souls of the following 1.Comrade Shabi Retd DGM TN CO , 2. Sri.Raja younger brother of Com.D.S.Ramalingam retd DE STR. 3.Aravind Balaji  aged 29 ,S/o our Member com.Annadurai Retd DGM CH.TD. 4.Mrs Ranganayaki ammal w/o our Com.Dharmarajan circle VP Madurai.  5.All those who lost their lives during the bomb blast at Srilanka  6.Crazy Mohan humourist and dialogue writer.  After silence break Com.D.S.Ramalingam VP read the minutes of the meeting held on 9th April and got approved.
                Com.S.Sundarakrishnan welcomed all. He introduced all new members joined during May and June 19.New Members enrolled during the two months is  33 and Total Membership is 1039. He read out the  family events happened . 1.    Sudden Demise of our comrade R.Shabi. 2.Bereavement due to demise of Sri Raja B/o Our comrade  DSR Retd DE STR . 3.Bereavement due to the demise of Sri Aravind Balaji S/o Com.Annadurai Retd DGM CH.TD. We express our deepest condolence to the bereaved family members. 4.ComR.Muthialu our Dy.GS has got a fracture in his leg taking rest for 3 weeks.5.Com.Mohan kumar Retd SS TN CO got admitted in MIOT  hospital for  lungs problem. 6.Sri Suresh B/o Com. Selvi.H.S.Sudha Retd DGM suffered  a massive heart attack. Timely action of angeo blasty and provision of stent at Billroth hospital saved his life. We pray for their speedy recovery . 7.Marriage bethrol of Miss.Vishita D/o Our Com.Kannan  FP (H/o late R.Padma)  was conducted. 8.Selvi Akshaya grand daughter of  Com. Sankarasubramanian Sr.PS.  STR has scored 486/500 marks in 10th Std CBSE Exam. Our congratulations to the  baby and their parents and grand Pa.       
Regarding the activities, DS mentioned that there is no improvement in Medical allowance payment as well as Medical bill payment as there is no fund received after March 19. However ,some of our comrades received payment during April 19 where as in 26AS of 2018-19: Fy TDS recovery is shown. It is told as ERP design.
CCA has issued notification for Adalat to be held on 21.6.19 by 1400 hrs in the  Hall of Inspiration Annasalai Telephone Exchange compound Dams Road Chennai.2. All the cases given to DS  are submitted to Adalat. 3.TN circle office is issuing new Medical cards to  serving employees. We approached to issue fresh cards to pensioners also as the cards issued in service are stamped as retiree. TN circle  officials  told that after completing the issue of cards to left out employees they assured to take up the matter. A form will be uploaded in whatsApp on receipt from CO. If our comrades fill the data and give family photo we will coordinate to get new card.
CGM STR Office told if anybody approaches  AO directly  mentioning  about deletion of members they would issue fresh MRS CARD. 4.In the direct pension system through SAMPANN, furnishing life certificate is once in a year not during November. This is for those who retired since Feb.2019. 5. Issue regarding co authorisation of FP to disabled child was discussed with CCA along with CP/CS /DG CHQ VP.  6. Provision of SIM card with Free call facility to TNF areas who surrendered WLL telephone has been taken up by CS with TN Circle, being pursued. Similarly we will take up with Chennai TD also for the sake of our comrades. 7.Delay in pension payment in POs was sorted out by CS.
8.Authorisation of getting CGHS MEDICAL  facility also discussed with CCA.9.An amount of Rs 5000/ has been sent to Odisha Fani Cyclone relief sent from our STR Division. 10.Rs 2 lakhs has been transfered to FD from our SB account. 
Com.N.Mohan, our Treasurer read out the names of all the comrades with date of birth whose birth day fall during May and June and wished them  all to be happy and healthy. 129 comrades are having DOB in  May and 84 comrades having DOB as June.      Com.A.Sugumaran President mentioned that extra increment case came for hearing as 95th case on 11.6.19. Hon.Judge proposed to postpone the case to August. Our lawyer intervened and explained the earlier discussion and argued that the case is being discussed for more than 18months . As the DOT Lawyer has not attended the court the case is  posted to 18th June. 2.Reg.CAT Case at Ernakulam payment of 78.2 arrears those who retired since 1.1.2007 to 31.5.2013 ,case is postponed to 12.6.19.  3.Reg.CAT case at Ernakulam for drawl of pension as per LPD instead of average 10 months  Basic for those who retired from 31.12.2005, the case is postponed to 18.6.2019. 4.He told that new Govt .has been formed and Telecom  Ministry has got cabinet status Minister. Hon.MOC knows our issues very well. Our comrades at Karnataka approached Sri.Prahalad Joshi Hon.Min. for Pariliamentary  affairs. Sri Aravind Sawanth ji ,ex employee of MTNL  and trade union activist has become Hon. Minister for Heavy Industries. GS with CHQ office bearers will take up pension revision issue  for favourable settlement. Legal fighting will be done only in case of not getting fruitful result. 5.Due to financial crunch in BSNL Medical payments are not made regularly. CGHS facility is available only in 4 cities of Tamilnadu. For which we may have to surrender MRS Card and make payment to CGHS which vary from Rs 300 to Rs 1.2 depending on the cadre in which retired. But it is useful in cities like Chennai.CDA Scale mapping has to be done for IDA scale. Migration letter to be given by CCA based on individuals request.    6.Recently direct Pension payment is made by CCA. First Pension payment is made in the next month itself.  In CENPENGRAMS ,Grivance monittoring system facility provided for Pensioners by Dept .of Pension .They recently started a call centre with  a Toll free Number  1800-11-1960.This will be  very much  useful for grievance complaint .   Com.Sridharan AGS AIFPA during his speech mentioned about the literature  talents of com.Ravi retired as  AO O/o GM South Chennai TD who joined in the meeting as our member. He also informed that AGB of AIFPA will be held at Balaji Kalyana Mandapam  T.Nagar on 20.7.19. Delegates from our Division are invited.    Com.Sankarasubramanian  gave a brief tips on Iyarkai Vaithyam. For diabetic persons have to take Thuvarppu items for anti sugar. Kasappu is not anti sugar.MATHULAM Fruit Skin   after removing the seeds has to be grinded in mixie while in wet. Dry it in sunlight. Make as powder. Similary Mango kottai has to be dried and made as powder. Both the powders in equal quantity has to be consumed ,Sugar gets reduced.  Keezhaa nelli is used for jaundice whereas it is best for curing Diabetic. Importance of oil bath, Kadukkai usage was explained. Div. Secretary mentioned about the contributions made by Com.A.Sugumaran President,Com.R.Muthialu,Com.Sivasankaran, Com.Narasimhan and com.N.S. Deenadayalan in enrolling new members. Special thanks to Com.N.Mohan  for the arrangements of the meetings and Com. Arumugam.
Com. Deenadayalan ADS gave vote of Thanks and told that soon we will achieve 1000 lifemembers .THANKS FOR ALL those who gave donations. Donations Received during our Meeting :        1.Com. S.Akilandam  Rs 2000/- being donation for 78.2% pay fixation.                      2. Com. Sankarasubramanian Rs 500/  to share his happiness of his granddaughter  Selvi Akshaya’s very high Total of 486/500 in 10th CBSE exams.  3.Com. M.Viswanathan  Rs 1000/- towards his birthday celebration.        4.  Com. Swaminathan Chengalpattu  Rs 1000/- birthday donation.           5. Com. A.Srinivasan ChTD Rs 500/- Birthday donation.   6.Com. M.Krishnakumar  SA Rs 200/- birthday donation.   7. Com. K.Pushpa DGM  Rs 500/- birthday  donation     8. A.V.Santhanakrishnan Rs 500/- birthday donation  9. P.D.selvaraj  Rs 500/- birthday donation . In addition to the above donations received from Sri.T.S.Vasudevan Retd CGM TN Circle Rs 5000/ .and Com.Jayachandran retired SDE Chennai TD contributed 2 months back Rs 15000/- to cover up  today’s meeting expenses. New Members enrolled during MAY and June 2019.
1.C.Sundarbabu O/o  CGM STR Chennai  2.Hemabhoosanam O/o CGM STR Chennai. 3.S.Loganathan O/o CGM TN Chennai  4.S.Ramkumar REM Chennai. 5.S.Sethu O/o CGMP Chennai.6.Sarwar Jehan Chida O/o CGMP Chennai . 7.T.S.Vasudevan Retd CGMT TNC Chennai 8.R.Parameshwari FP  W/o R.Rajarathanam MD TN CO. 9.S.Thenmoli Chennai TD 10.Rafi Ahmed Shaik  Elec.TN CO. 11.Sivajothi AN circle  12.B.Anuradha O/o CGMP 13.Selvam STSR Chennai  14.Rangamani Srinivasan STSR chennai  15.U.S.Ramasamy TN CO chennai 16 .Vijaya TN CO  17.V.Sankaran TN CO.18.R.Chandra TN CO 19.R.Hemavathy.20.K.Ganesan TNCO  21. I.Rani REM Chennai 22.A.Ghouse Unnisa TN CO 23.Philomina Levin. 24.G.Padma STR Trichy 25.V.Kamalakkannan TN CO. 26.G.Parimala STR Trichy. 27.S.Sankar Chennai TD Mahabalipuram. 28 R.Dasarathan  Kalpakkam
ChTD. 29.Aboobucker Usman O/o CGM STR Chennai  30.S.Bhavanibai O/o CGM STR Chennai  31.T.Sasikala O/o CGM STR Chennai. 32.R.Ravi AO Guindy , ChTD  33.R.Ganesan QA unit Chennai. President announced that the next Monthly meeting on 9.7.2019 would be in TANSTIA HALL GUINDY.
Approx 110 members attended the meeting.
Thanking you.
With fraternal greetings.
Comradely Yours,
S.Sundarakrishnan Div.Secretary.
STR,  Chennai
During the meeting, 8 new members had joined in our association. 7 members photos were posted on this web earlier. Now we have received a photo copy of Com. R.Ravi which we have posted here.
                     Com.R.Ravi, AO (Retd) ChTD.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

STR Division Chennai Welcomes  New Members who have joined on 11-06-2019 in AIBSNLPWA STR Division as Life Members
Com.Aboobacker Usman , Office Superintendent, STR Guindy ,retired on Super annuation on 31-05-2019 has joined our association. We welcome him and wish him a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Retired Life.
His Contact number is  94446 43991.
Com. Smt. S.Bavani Bai, Senior Accountant STR. Chennai has retired on 31-05-2019 on Super annuation. Now she has joined our Association as Life Member. We welcome her and  wish her a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Retired Life.
Her Contact number is 98843 40579.
Com. R.Dhasaradhan, Junior Engineer, Kalpakkam who had retired on super annuation on 30-04-2019 has joined now our Assiciation as a Life member. We welcome Him and wish him a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Retired Life.
His Contact Number is  94446 50955.
Com.Smt. Rani. I.  SubDivisionalEngineer, REM Unit Chennai has retired on super annuation on 31-05-2019 has joined our association as Life Member. We welcome her and wish her a happy, Healthy and peaceful retired Life.
Her Contact Number is 94861 01950.
Com.R.Ganesan, JuniorTelecomOfficer, QA, Chennai had retired on VRS on 01-02-2019. Now he has joined our Association as Life Member. We welcome him and wish him a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Retired Life.
His Contact Number is 94449 90787.
Com. S.Sankar, TelecomTechnician Mahabalipuram has retired on super annuation on 31-05-2019. He has joined our Association as a Life Time Member. We welcome him and wish him a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Retired Life.
His contact Number is  94447 26222.
Com.Smt. T.Sasikala Office Superintendent STR Chennai had retired on 30-06-2017 on Super annuation. Now she has joined as a Life Member in our Association. we welcome her and wish her a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful Retired Life.
Her Contact number is 94445 75953.
Com.R.Ravi,  Accounts Officer, Chennai telephones has retired on 31-05-2019 on super annuation has joined our Association as a Life Member. We welcome him and wish him a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful retired Life.
His Contact Number is 94449 35212.
His photo will be posted soon.