Grp Admin S. Narasimhan will be out of India for 10 days from tomorrow morning (24-12-21) and will be back on 3-12-21. Com N. Mohan will be incharge of whatsapp group and website during these days.

Monday, 31 August 2020

 AICPI for July 2020 : Consumer Price Index for the month of July 2020 increased by 4 points and stood at 336.


நமது முன்னாள் ஜனாதிபதி மதிப்பிற்குரிய பிரணாப் முகர்ஜீ அவர்கள் (84) இன்று (31-8-2020) காலமானார் என்பதை மிகவும் வருத்ததுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம். அன்னாருக்கு  STR DIVISION  சார்பாக  ஆழ்ந்த அஞ்சலியை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம்.

Thursday, 20 August 2020



Monday, 17 August 2020

ZOOM Cloud Meetings – Apps on Google Play



அன்பு தோழர்களே,

நமது அனைத்திந்திய சங்கத்தின் 11 வது ஆண்டுவிழாக் கொண்டாட்டம் வருகிற 20-8-20 அன்று வருகிறது. நமது மத்திய சங்கம், அந்த நாளை எல்லா கோட்டங்களும் அவர்களுடைய உறுப்பினர்களோடு ZOOM MEETING வாயிலாக ஒரு கூட்டத்தைக் கூட்டி நமது சங்க செய்திகளை பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளவேண்டும்  என்று ஒரு வேண்டுகோள் விடுத்துள்ளது.

 எனவே நாமும்,  20-8-20 வியாழக்கிழமை மதியம் 3 மணியிலிருந்து 5 மணி வரைக்கான  ஒரு ZOOM MEETING ஏற்பாடு செய்துள்ளோம். இந்த கூட்டத்திற்க்கு நமது உறுப்பினர்கள் அனைவரும் ZOOM MEETING வாயிலாக கலந்து கொள்ளலாம். ஆனால் ஒரு ZOOM MEETINGல் 100 பேர்கள் மட்டுமே கலந்து கொள்ளமுடியும் என்பதை நினைவில் வைத்துக்கொள்ளவேண்டும். நமது கிளையில் உள்ள 1378 உறுப்பினர்களில் 1069 உறுப்பினர்கள் SMART PHONE வைத்துள்ளார்கள். ஆகையால் முதலில் வரும் 100 உறுப்பினர்களுக்கே அங்கே இடம் கிடைக்கும். ZOOM APP இல்லாதவர்கள் GOOGLE PLAYSTORE சென்று அதை தரவிறக்கம் செய்து INSTALL செய்துகொண்டு, உங்களுக்கான user id and password ஏற்படுத்திக்கொண்டு தயார்நிலையில் இருக்கவேண்டும்.  

கூட்டம் முதலில் 40 நிமடங்களுக்கே அனுமதி கிடைக்கும். நாம் அதை பிறகு கூடுதலாய் 2 மணி நேரம் வரை நீட்டித்துக் கொள்ளலாம்.  தொடர்பு துண்டிக்கப்பட்டால் நாங்கள் அனுப்பியுள்ள USER ID     PASSWORD கொண்டு மறுபடி இணைந்து கொள்ளலாம். 

MOBILE PHONEல் கலந்து கொள்பவர்கள் கட்டாயம் HEADSET போட்டுக்கொள்ள வேண்டியது அவசியம். முகத்தில் வெளிச்சம் படுமாறு பார்த்துக் கொள்ளவேண்டும். அப்போதுதான் MOBILEல் பளிச்சென்று உருவம் தெரியும்.

மீட்டிங்க்கிற்கான USER ID  AND  PASSWORD நமது STR DN WHATSAPP GROUP களில் தெரிவிக்கப்படும்.

தோழர் A. சுகுமாரன் தலைமையில் இக்கூட்டம் நடைபெறும். தோழர்கள் A. சுகுமாரன், S. சுந்தரகிருஷ்ணன், K. முத்தியாலு, தமிழ் மாநில சங்க மாநில செயலர் R. வெங்கடாசலம்,  S. நரசிம்மன் ஆகியோர்கள் பேசுவார்கள். 

உறுப்பினர்களும் தங்களுடைய சந்தேகங்களுக்கு  விளக்கம் கேட்கலாம். 

இது நமது முதல் முயற்சி. நிறைய உறுப்பினர்கள் கலந்துகொண்டு சிறப்பிக்கவேண்டும் என வேண்டுகோள் விடுக்கிறோம். அனைவரும் ஒத்துழைப்புத்தரவும் வேண்டுகிறோம் 

S. நரசிம்மன் இந்த ZOOM MEETING கிற்கு TECHNICAL HEAD ஆக இருந்து கவனித்துக் கொள்வார். இவைகளைப்பற்றி ஏதும் சந்தேகங்கள் இருந்தால் அவரிடம் விளக்கங்கள் கேட்டுக் கொள்ளலாம்.

Thursday, 13 August 2020


We filed the case before Principal Bench CAT Delhi and we got a favourable judgement on 16/12/2016.

But it was not implemented. So we filed contempt petition.

DoT filed writ appeal against CAT judgement.

Contempt proceedings were dropped but we were given the liberty to revive the petition in the event of survival of CAT order in Delhi HC.

Delhi HC dismissed the appeal on 24/1/2020 directing the respondents to implement CAT order within 8 weeks.

That time-line ended on 24/3/2020. Meanwhile we wrote to DoT to implement the judgement and our representatives in Delhi viz. Anupam kaul And R.L. Kapoor were constantly following up the matter.

Estt. Section of DoT sent the file to Pension department and it is understood that they have given green signal to implement the decision with a rider to seek the approval of Expenditure department.

So, the file was sent to DoT Accounts/Finance wing.  The file is lying there for several weeks.

The file has to go to Expenditure department and then to Legal department also.

We had to tolerate some delay because of lockdown.

In view of the inordinate delay we have revived the contempt petition before Hon PB, CAT, Delhi today by filing the petition virtually.

On behalf of our Association Shri R L Kapoor signed the petition.

P Gangadhara Rao

General Secretary

                       STATEMENT OF 


Wednesday, 12 August 2020


The speech of one Ananthkumar Hegde abusing the BSNL staff and calling them Desh-drohis is viral in media now. News of all virus are viral. “Anathkumar” is a name so dear to our hearts. Not this Ananthakumar. Hence I do not like to mention Ananthkumar in following lines. This new avtar is a special Desh-premi, notorious for making unwanted controversial statements. Creating controversy is an ugly game by some dirty politicians. Such people spill out filth often. This Desh-Premi was a minister of state earlier, for skill development. May be for his great skill, Shri Modiji did not give the berth again to him. Minister of Stage can utter any nonsense.

According to the information available in internet, while contesting for lok sabha elections last time, this deshpremi filed papers showing the assets of his family as about Rs 17 crores. A senior officer in BSNL cannot become crorepati like this deshpremi. Ordinary ‘Desh-Drohis’ in BSNL cannot dream of Rs. One Crore. Forget it. There are many such deshpremis in Indian politics.

Few days back a natural disaster took place in a remote village near Munnar, in Kerala. About 80 people with their houses were washed away. Outside world did not know of the incident because the BSNL network was damaged. There was no JIo in that place. There was no Airtel or Vodaphone either. Only BSNL of deshdrohis was there in remote village. BSNL was asked to restore the telecom service immediately. Most of the deshdrohis were sent out of BSNL under VRS; only few were there in service. Those few started. They could not proceed because a bridge on the way was washed away. They proceeded through the forest in a vehicle provided by forest department. That was possible to some distance. Then the deshdrohis walked all the way through the forest carrying a generator. They restored the telecom mobile network by 4 PM.

It is the latest one only. Deshdrohi BSNL workers did it in Orissa, in Chennai, in Tamilnadu, in Andhra, in Uttranchal, at Latur and in many areas affected by Tsunami in 2004. In Orissa the deshdrohis worked day and night without taking food, without even drinking water while standing in flood water up to their neck level.

Telecom system constructed in 30 years were damaged by cyclone in three hours. Deshdrohi workers reconstructed it and restored the service within three days. Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister for communication repeatedly appreciated it. You cannot expect if from Deshpremi Hegdes.

Deshpremi is abusing Unions. He has no skill to understand that 10-15 years ago, when the unions were much stronger, BSNL earned profit of Rs. 10000 crores per year. The countrywide telecom infrastructure was developed and established in India, in the remotest hamlets even, by these deshdrohis. This Deshpremi declares that more people will be sent out. Then, if another cyclone or landslide takes place who will be there to restore the telecom service? JIO? AIRTEL? VODAPHONE? Will this Deshpremi has the vertebra to stand erect and ask Ambanis to restore the communication system?

The Telecom staff unions in Karnataka should jointly react. The Workers - the Deshdrohis - will react when they get chance after three years- be it in Uthara Kannada or any other place.

I want to tell this Deshpremi that we the retired Deshdrohis of BSNL have donated Rs 104 lakhs to the Distress Relief Funds of Chief Ministers and the Prime Minister.

P Gangadhara Rao,  General Secretary

Friday, 7 August 2020

 ALL INDIA BSNL PENSIONERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION                                                                                                                                                                                   (R-1833)

                                                    C5K JAINS WEST MINISTER ARUNACHALAM ROAD,

                                                                 SALIGRAMAM,  CHENNAI 600 093

                                                                 EMAIL:                                                7-8-2020


Shri Narendra Modiji, 

Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, 

New Delhi -110001.

Respected PM, 


On 24th March 2020, in your address to the Nation, advised the Elderly persons not to go out as they are more vulnerable to Covid 19 and reiterated the same on 14.04.20 again in your address and said "Take special care of the elderly in our homes, especially those who have chronic health problems. 

But, We, the retirees of BSNL, constrained to state that BSNL management " is totally neglecting the old age retired persons in the matter of medical care.

Number of our aged persons are suffering from Cancer, Cardiac problems, kidney ailments taken treatment from Specialized Hospitals and submitted bills to BSNL for reimbursement of the expenses under the BSNL MRS scheme. 

For the last two years, BSNL Corporate office has not allotted sufficient funds to the Heads of Circles throughout the country and due to this medical claims are pending. Some pensioners are unable to continued Dialysis for want of money leading to risking their life.The same  is the condition of others suffering from heart problems. 

Due to non payment of bills, empaneled hospitals are refusing to admit for treatment. If the  pensioners insist they are asked to pay the cash and claim later from BSNL. Those under went treatment to save life with this conditions, their bills are also not reimbursed, and apart from this nearly 90% of the retired persons spend more than Rs2000 per month for outdoor treatment. 

The maximum age profile of the BSNL pensioners being 70 and above, having spent their personal   money are waiting to get back.

We regret to record 


Kindly excuse us for making such an indictment  of our Own erstwhile employer because we were the assets creates valued around 'Three Lakhs Crores ' during under the control of Central Government (DOT) as well as after Corporatisation as BSNL as the Govt of India Undertaking.

We suffer at this advanced age in the hands of BSNL Corporate Office which says No money to pay your medical claims. 

We, the pensioners are not really responsible. We have done our duty to the Nation building through hard work.

We also stood up as one person in helping the country during natural calamities. 

Our Association has contributed more than ONE CRORES to the Covid fund of PM and States Chief Mininster's relief fund.Last year we have donated more than 40 lakhs to the PMDRF and the amount was presented in person  to Hon'ble Union Mininster Shri Prahalad Joshi at Hobbali.

We appeal to our Respected PM to allot Special Fund to BSNL Medical Reimbursement scheme from PM Fund to overcome the difficulty and save the BSNL pensioners from virtual death. 

Jai Hind

Yours sincerely, 

V.Ramarao, President                         

R.Venkatachalam, Secretary 

All India BSNL Pensioners Welfare Association, Tamilnadu,

Chennai 600093.