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

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Dear comrades , 

com. Sundarakrishnan is getting on well. He thanked all who wished him and by all our wishes, he will be back sooner than the prescribed period.

----A. Sugumaran

Monday, 29 June 2020

Com. Sundarakrishnan, our DS tested positive for corona today and admitted in Sri Ramachandra Hospital at porur today. His wife Com. Subbulakshmi was also not well for the last one week.

Let us prey the Almighty for their early recovery.
-A. Sugumaran.

நமது மாநில துணை செயலாளர் தோழர் சுந்தர கிருஷ்ணன் corana வால் பாதிக்க பட்டு சென்னை போரூர் ராமசந்திரா மருத்துவ மனையில் அனுமதிக்க பட்டுள்ளார். அவரது துணைவி யாரும் வீட்டிலேயே தனிமை படுத்த பட்டு சிகிச்சை யில் உள்ளார். 
இருவரும் விரைவில் குணம் அடைய நாம் அனைவரும் பிரார்த்தனை செய்வோம்  
---மாநில செயலாளர்

Saturday, 27 June 2020


First instalment-31. 3%
Second instalment-22. 5%
Total-53. 8%

Balance-46. 2%

Balance payment 2020-2021

Balance by 15.7.20. This part payment is due to 15% ceiling imposed by Govt on expenditure to be incurred in first quarter I.e. uptown 30.6.20.
Fin Ministry released full fund to DOT in May itself.


1. VRS retirees staying in quarters:

During normal retirement, 10% of gratuity will be retained by the Dept. till they vacate. But now gratuity payment is not there and will be paid after attaining the age of 60. Hence Dept wants to cut that amount from the ex-gratia to be paid now.

Our Chennai TD association discussed this with CGM and told that officials will pay the licence fees from January and hence they need not cut that amount and he agreed for that. 

Hence those who are in quarters should contact their accounts wing and pay the amount . Then only full exgratia will be paid.

2. Kindly submit MOU Loan closure certificate/statement before 27.06.2020 to avoid excess recovery from Ex-gratia payment.

இது போன்ற SMS நம்மில் பலருக்கு இன்று வந்திருக்கலாம்.

இந்த particulars மாவட்ட அளவில் திரட்டப்பட்டு மாநில அலுவலகத்திற்கு அனுப்பப்பட்டு அங்கே தகவல்கள் ஒருங்கிணைக்கப்பட்டு  CCA அலுவலகத்திற்கு அனுப்பப்படும்..

இது  விரைவாக  நடந்தால் VRS2019 ல் ஓயவு பெற்றவர்களின் மீதமுள்ள Ex gratia பட்டுவாடா நடைபெறும். 

June மாத இறுதிக்குள் or July மாத முதல் வாரத்தில் (at the earliest) பட்டுவாடா நடைபெறும் என எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுகிறது.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Dear comrades, Good Morning. Chennai Comrades should know by this time how the living conditions at Chennai due to Covid 19 lock down. Though we are pensioners now we should understand the difficulties of BSNL STAFF attending office due to non availability of public transport. We are also living in a panic situation. MRS OPTION LAST DATE EXTENDED BY 30.09.2020. Only those who wants allowance need to send option. Option can be sent by mail. These guidelines already published. I would like to high light the fact. VRS 2019 made the reduction of staff strength. In administrative offices staff available are very less. A lot of medical bills, in patient bills, medical allowance for 2018-19 are yet to be settled. Vendors bills, Contract labourers payment, BSNL STaff salary for MAY 2020 yet to be settled. At this juncture payment of Med.allowance for 2020-21 is not going to be paid immediately. I used to get call from our comrade retired executives that acknowledgment for mail not received. The same was asked few days back to officers. Reply was "when no acknowledgement is being given for submission of vouchers how you people are expecting ack. for option mail." This queries are asked by many people especialy executives. I dont know why such worries are boomerang in their minds. Please take print out of mail sent and post it and keep as a record It if one is so particular. Please take care of your  health rather than worrying Rs 12000 Per annum. Globe is in very bad and sad situation. Please pray for your health  kith and kin but also about all people living in the world. By calling me in the morning itself, I used to imagine how much  they worried about this option procedure  during night. Please avoid tension.This doubt has come only to executives retd. We are getting the IDA from April 2020 and we are in a better position than several people. Let us be happy. not sound financially to make payment of Med.Payment immediately. Option giving is only a Samparadaaya Sadangu. When the Money will be paid. we dont know. Thank you, 

-----S.Sundarakrishnan, Division Secretary.

Dear Comrades. Today I had spoken with AO Pension O/o CCA Ethiraj Salai Chennai-8. Taking risk some of the staff and AO/AAOs are attending office for release of 
eppo to VRS2019 retirees even during this critical period. Pension payment for June 2020 and Provisional Pension for left out persions will be drawn by CCA office. By 10th July they would like to complete the   eppo release for VRS 2019. SO, all will get regular pension for the month of  July 2020. Conveyed our sincere thanks to him. His request is that all of them are taking risk in attending office with thrill/fear and requested to pray God  that they should have a  good health. Definitely Our prayers will reach God.  HATS Off the services of CCA OFFICE. Thanking you.  

----S.Sundarakrishnan, Division Secretary.

Monday, 22 June 2020

Tuesday, 16 June 2020


Sundarakrishnan S DGM TN CNI:

Good evening  Comrades. Regarding exercising BSNL MRS Option for outdoor medical facility last date is 30th June. STR administration earlier wanted to send only by post. A lot of STR Retirees expressed their inability of sending by post due to the full lock down since 19th till 30th June 2020. Discussed with Sri.D.TAMIZHMANI PGM HQ  on this subject. He has discussed   the same with his officers to receive option letter through mail. Our Sincere thanks to Sri.D.TAMIZHMANI PGM HQ.
Kind attention to all:  Cut off date for Outdoor Medical claim option for BSNL retired employees on 30.6.2020. pl send  option to mail to This is for those retired from GM STSR CHENNAI

Sir, pl send all ur medical options pertaining to CGM STR OFFICE to mail.

One page option has to be sent by mail. Other documents whoever  ( fresh optees including Those retired since 1.4.2019 to 31.03.2020 )has to submit may  send by post after June 2020. This is only for facilitating to  submit option within 30.6.2020.  Thank you,

-- S.Sundarakrishnan DS

Sunday, 14 June 2020



Dear Comrades, Good Morning. Due to the Covid 19 lock down no public transport facility is extended at Chennai. We have to understand the difficulties of Officers/staff who are supposed to attend offices during this period. In spite of the RED ZONE ALERT at CHENNAI  a few  STAFF are being brought to CCA office for duty. Purely for release of "EPPO" for the VRS 2019 persons before Mid July 2020. However based on our request e ppo released to those who went on VRS during Jan 2020 and actual date of retirement during APRIL/May. Gratuity paid to some of our comrades. Action taken to process commutation upto those whose superannuation date falls during June 2020. Some of our comrades waiting for CDA mapping letter from CCA. This can be done only after restoration of normalcy. Even pension is drawn to SAMPANN pensioners without Life Certificate. CCA office agreed to receive LC through hard copy by post with proper attestation. Subsequently DOT has given relaxation for submission of LC upto JULY  2020. DLC through Jeevan Pramman is always allowed. 

Regarding option for Outdoor treatment under BSNL  MRS, BSNL has  issued revised guideline vide their lr.dtd 8.4.2020 reducing the annual limit. No change in procedures. Our comrades are asking queries as if a new facility is being extended. 2nd letter of BSNL CO is only giving last date of option as 30.06.2020. Accordingly CH.TD and TN Circle has issued guidelines.TN circle office has mentioned email id only for Circle office card holders not for other SSA Pensioners. Now STR and STP wants option letter from  all. Various queries are being received on submission of MRS OPTION.  Salient points for consolidated queries. 

1.This BSNL  MRS is only an existing facility not a new one. May 8th letter reduced the ceiling limit for 2020-21.    
2.Last date is mentioned only for option to avail with or without voucher. Not for migration to CGHS. 

3.BSNL.MRS CARD holders can migrate to CGHS at any time during the year. Till the date of surrender of BSNL MRS CARD both outdoor as well as Indoor medical facility can be availed. 

4.Pending medical bills will be paid by BSNL as and when fund is alloted. Our CHQ has already written letter.

5. Medical bills can be submitted with the available latest prescription.

6.As the bills are to be submitted in original it has to be sent by post not possible to sent by mail. 

7.No ERP data feeding facility to Pensioners for Medical input.

8.Requirement of  xerox copy of AAadar, PPO, bank pass book first page or cancelled cheque, PAN CARD      are only for first time optees and those who retired from 1.4.2019 to 313.2020. This is for creation of Pensioner Vendor code for effecting payment. Other pensioners can simply exercise option . This is mandatory. 8 mandatory for STP,STR,TNCIRCLE and CH.TD.
TN CIRCLE BSNL MRS CARD HOLDERS who are already availing Medical facility has to exercise option either by mail or post only IF THEY WANT MEDICAL ALLOWANCE.  IF NO OPTION is given, with voucher facility will be considered. No harm in giving option. STR/STP/CH.TD all have to exercise  OPTION.  PROJECT ACCEPTS by MAIL.  STR BY POST. CH.TD different areas so mail id. A lot of comrades are asking queries on MRS. It is very simple. Regarding Reimbursement of amount paid to CGHS Payment, BSNL CO requested circle to prepare pay bill for May 2020. TNC,CH.TD.STP,STR have included the pending sanctioned CGHS Bills along with Salary fund. STR Projected fund for APR bills. Along with June salary TN subregion bills will be included. It is very difficult for the staff of Bsnl to come to office. Getting information is more difficulty during this Due to Lock Down we are not able to conduct regular meeting . Thanking you. 

Comradely Yours. S.Sundarakrishnan Dist Secy.

Thursday, 11 June 2020


As per the TN CO circular issued below  today, MRS options may be sent at  
-------Accounts Officer, TNCO