IDA INCREASED 5.0% FROM 1-10-2022

Monday, 27 September 2021


Pensioners' Patrika journal No 14.  for the months of September- October 2021 has been released as e-Journal. The same has been brought up here. Just click the LINK given below to read the journal.


Sunday, 26 September 2021

 STR DN GRP ADMIN S. Narasimhan will be out of headquarters for 4 days from tomorrow. Com N. Mohan will be in charge of our WHATSAPP GRPS & STR DN WEBSITE during that period - ADMIN




Friday, 24 September 2021


Some of our members and even some leaders are requesting the CHQ to take up the case on the basis of Hon Gauhati High court judgement dated 15/3/2018 and the SLP filed by the government before the Hon Supreme Court was dismissed on 8/7/2019.

We have not written any letter in this regard because of the following reasons:-

1) The case pertains to one retired HC judge Shri Virendra Dutt Gyani.

2) The Supreme Court and High court judges are covered by a separate Act called "Salaries and conditions of service Act 1954.

3) The petitioner in the above case quoted section 17B of the Act which deals with

"Additional quantum of pension or family pension".

It says "Every retired judge or after his death, the family, as the case may be, shall be entitled to an additional quantum of pension or family pension in accordance with the following scale:-

From 80 years to less than 85 years - 20% .

4) We are covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.  Rule 49 (2-A) mentions about additional quantum of pension which says " In addition to pension admissible in accordance with sub-rule (2) after completion of 80 years of age or above, additional pension shall be payable to the retired Government servant in the following manner:-

From 80 years to less than 85 years - 20% .

5) Here in this rule it's very clear that eligibility comes on completion of 80 years of age.

6) Claiming the additional quantum of 20% pension from the beginning of 80 years of age Southern Railway Pensioners association and two others filed a case before Hon CAT, Ernakulam Bench vide OA No 504 of 2009.

7) The CAT gave the following order on 28/7/2009 to Secretary, DoP&PW.

"To consider the representations along with the grounds raised in the OA and pass a suitable order within a period of two months from the date of communication of this order".

8) Accordingly DoP&PW considered and rejected the claim vide it's OM dated 27/8/2009. The order stated "a person attains the age of 80 years only when he completes the age of 80 years and not when he completes the age of 79 years".

8) in the same order there was also a logic argument that the retirement age of Central Government employees is 60 and allowed to retire on completion of 60 year of age and not on completion of 59 years of age.

9) Anyway JCM staff side secretary has written a letter.

10) Because of the above reasons we did not take up the case

P Gangadhara Rao




Thursday, 23 September 2021




click here for the LIST





Wednesday, 22 September 2021



Tuesday, 21 September 2021


The State Bank of India (SBI) came out with some positive news for its customers who fall into the senior citizen category as well as its pensioners. The lender said that it had revamped the website for pensioners which was called the SBI Pension Seva. This is essentially a website where the pensioners under this bank can log in and check their pension related details instantly. The announcement was made from the bank’s official Twitter account wherein they had mentioned these updates and urged customers to make use of the facilities.

The Tweet issued by SBI read: “Good news for all Pensioners! We have revamped our Pension Seva website for you to manage all your pension related services with ease.”

SBI Pension Seva: Services Available

1) You can now download your Pension Slip or Form 16 via the website.

2) Customers can easily view the Pension transaction details.

3) SBI pensioners can download their arrear calculation sheet.

4) You can also view your investment-related details.

5) Life Certificate status can be tracked and managed.

6) You can view your Pension profile details with ease.

SBI Pension Seva: Extended Benefits to Pensioners

1) The bank will send an SMS alert on your mobile phones with pension payment details.

2) You can receive your Pension slip through email/pension paying branch.

3) Jeevan Pramaan facilities will be made available at bank branches for pensioners.

4) Customers will have the facility to submit life certificates at any of the SBI Bank’s branches.

SBI Pension Seva: Grievance Redressal

1) In case you face any issues while logging into the portal, you can send an email to along with an error screenshot.

2) You can also send an SMS that says “UNHAPPY’’ and send it at 8008202020.

3) Customers can reach out to the bank through its 24X7 customer care service. There is a tollfree number – 18004253800/1800112211.

4) Complaints can also be lodged at banks websites and emails can be sent to / /

SBI Pension Seva: Step-by-Step Process for Registration

Step 1: Create a User-ID for yourself.

Step 2: Enter your pension account number into the relevant field.

Step 3: Enter your date of birth into the system.

Step 4: State the Brach Code of your pension paying bank branch.

Step 5: Provide the same registered email ID as the one that you gave to your pension paying SBI branch.

Step 6: Enter the password of choice, confirm it and you are done.

SBI claims to be the largest pension paying bank in India that serves approximately 58 lakh pensioners across the nation. The bank says that it has collaborated with the Central government and its agencies such as Defence, the Railways, the Postal system, Telecommunication Sector and so on. The bank has also worked with several autonomous bodies and state government departments for pension processing. The bank says that its aim is to provide the best possible pension payout service to its customers by way of centralising the pension process using Centralised Pension Processing Cells (CPPCs).

The lender says that it has an extensive network that covers all parts across the country, which include remote areas. In an attempt to meet the varied geographical distribution of its pensioners, the bank has set up around 16 CPPCs at all its Local Head Office locations as well as one dedicated CPPC for Defence pensioners in Allahabad. However, the overall pension services and processing of the same takes place in Navi, Mumbai and it is coordinated by the Government Accounts Department. The processing itself is centralised at CDC-CPPC, in Mumbai.


Monday, 20 September 2021


The contempt petition came up for hearing today.

DoT lawyer asked for 3 months time because number of pensioners are more and they're in the process of collecting the particulars.

Our lawyer argued about the undue delay for implementing the judgement delivered in 2016.

If the Hon Judge summon the Telecom secretary, order may be issued immediately.

Our lawyer was vociferous in demanding immediate release of the order.

But Hon CAT granted six weeks time and adjourned the case to 6/11/2021.

We are extremely disappointed about the approach of the CAT. Their own judgement is treated with contempt by the Telecom bureaucracy.

P Gangadhara Rao


Sunday, 19 September 2021



Please4 cilck here to read a write up by P S Ramankutty;  CLICK HERE 



அருமைத் தோழர்களே, மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர்கள் 19-9-1968 அன்று நடத்திய மாபெரும் வேலைநிறுத்தின் நினைவுநாள் இன்று. இந்த வேலைநிறுத்த நாள் பற்றி நமது தலைவர்கள் தோழர்கள் முத்தியாலுவும், தோழர் ராமன்குட்டியும் விடுத்த செய்திகளை இங்கு பதிவிட்டு இருந்தோம். பார்த்திருப்பீர்கள் என்று நினைக்கிறேன்.  இந்த வேலை நிறுத்தத்தில் பங்கு கொண்ட நான் என்னுடைய மறக்க முடியாத நிகழ்ச்சி ஒன்றினை  இங்கு பதிவிடலாம் என நினைக்கிறேன். நான் DOTல் மெக்கானிக்காக பண்ருடியில் பணியில் சேர்ந்தது ஜூன் மாதம் 1968. வேலை நிறுத்தம் செப்டம்பர் 19.  மூன்று மாதமே பணியில் இருந்த நான் வேலை நிறுத்தத்தில் பங்கு கொள்வதென்று முடிவெடுத்தேன்.  அதிகாரிகளும், ஏன் சில தொழிற்சங்க தலைவர்கள் கூட, என்னை வேலைநிறுத்ததில் கலந்து கொள்ளவேண்டாம் அல்லது விடுமுறையிலாவது  சென்று  விடுங்கள் என்று அறிவுறித்தினார்கள். நான் வேலைநிறுத்தித்தில்தான் கலந்து கொள்வேன் என்று அனைவரிடமும் உறுதியாக தெரிவித்து அதன்படி அந்த மகத்தான வேலை நிறுத்தத்தில் வெற்றிகரமாக கலந்து கொண்டேன் என்று இன்றும் பெருமையுடன் கூறிவருகிறேன். அந்த வேலை நிறுத்தத்தில் கலந்து கொண்டதற்காக வேலை நீக்க நோட்டீஸ் கொடுக்கப்பட்டேன் என்பதும், நமது மாபெரும் தலைவர்கள் ஞானையா, குப்தா, ஜெகன் முயற்சியால் அது விலக்கப்பட்டு பணியில் மீண்டும் சேர்ந்தேன் என்பதும் என் மனதில் இன்றளவும் நீங்கா நினைவுகளாக இருக்கின்றது. அந்த வேலை நிறுத்தத்தின்போது பண்ருட்டியில் என்னுடன் இருந்த நமது தோழர் D.S. ராமலிங்கமும் வேலை நிறுத்தத்தில் பங்கேற்று எனக்கு உறுதுணையாக  இருந்தார் என்பது குறிப்பிட வேண்டிய செய்தி. அந்த நேரத்தில் தோழர் ஜெகன் சொன்ன ஒரு உத்தரவாதம் இன்றும் என் மனதில் நீங்காமல் நிற்கிறது. "வேலை நீக்கப்பட்ட கடைசி தோழர் மீண்டும் பணியில் சேரும்வரை நாங்கள் யாரும் பணிக்கு செல்ல மாட்டோம்" என்பதே அந்த உத்தரவாதம். அதன்படி அவரும் செய்து காட்டினார். அதன்பிறகு பிற்காலங்களில் நடைபெற்ற அனைத்து வேலை நிறுத்த போராட்டங்களிலும், 20 நாள் வேலை நிறுத்தம் உட்பட பல போராட்டங்களில் பங்கு கொண்ட போதிலும் எந்த பாதிப்பும் இல்லாமல் எங்கள் தலைவர்கள் எங்களை பாதுகாத்தது மட்டுமில்லாமல் பதவி உயர்வும் பெற்றுத் தந்தார்கள். எனக்கு வழங்கப்பட்ட அந்த டெர்மினேஷன் நொட்டீசை இன்றும் என் நினைவு பொக்கிஷமாக  பத்திரமாக பாதுகாத்து வைத்து இருக்கிறேன். இந்த செய்தியின இங்கு பதிவு செய்ய எனக்கு வாய்ப்பளித்த நமது STR  DIVISION தலைவர்களுக்கு என் நன்றியினைத் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.


Saturday, 18 September 2021


Audio clippings of Com.K.Muthialu Dy.Gs  remembrance of P& T Strike on 19th September:

Click Here

Friday, 17 September 2021

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Webmaster S. Narasimhan returned headquarters and assumed charges our STR DN. website from now.  

Friday, 10 September 2021


Virtual Pension ADALAT was held on the A/N of 7th SEPTEMBER .
Our President and Secretary were given link for participation. Though we were not having any case when the meeting was pronounced except Family Pension case of Com. Janaki which was approved and pending issue of PPO. Some cases received at last minutes and submitted. The details of discussion in Adalat by Dr.Balasubramanian Jt.CCA is  furnished below.      
1.   Sri.Md.Usman Ali. STP Hyderabad :- Revision of CDA PENSION 7th   CPC w.e.f 1.1.2016.  
      Orders issued. 
2   Smt..B.Usha  Ch.TD :- Non drawal  of revised pension arrears for 8months.        
      Arrears paid.
3.    Smt.B.Anuradha TN CO:- Address change in PPO. 
     Correction issued.        
4.   Sri Pradhaban:-   correction of spelling  in spouse name in PPO.  
Correction intimated  to CPPC and Pensioner .       
5.   Sri.A.Govindarajan JTO TNCO. Inculsion of spouse name in PPO, post retirement  married wife. 
Jt.CCA told in reply to our letter from TN CIRCLE and Certificate from Revenue authorities are awaited . We argued that all details have been submitted and duly recommended by PGM NWP-CFA TN Circle.  Tashildar Palghat replied  that furnishing certificate regarding individuals marriage status is not within his duty boundary. Marriage Certificate clearly reveals the status. Such a certificate was not demanded to others having similar cases. Finally they agreed to look into the case after the Adalat and by next week they would examine and reconsider.
6.     Sri.M.V.Soundarrajan TN CO :-  Non settlement of DCRG and Pension.
Joint CCA told as there is a court case is pending as per Rule,this case can not be settled till the promulgation of judgement. We told that Departmental VC has been cleared as there is no pending disciplinary cases contemplated against him and along with VC ,Footnote only was given. In addition to that the TN Circle wrote 2 letters during 2018 to settle his DCRG and Pension.In spite of that, his pensionary benefits was not settled.Mr.Mani Dy.CCA intervened that as per the latest order ,his case can not be considered .We told that as per Dept of Pension order issued during 2003,Pension can be drawn to such catagories.Order quoted by CCA Office  is the order issued during 2021 January .Where as this case is pending in the CCA  office since 2018. CCA  office settled pension to retirees having similar issues. So,latest order has got no binding over him.  So,CCA office has to settle the issue by getting approval from higher level if required  stating the reason. They agreed to reconsider.       
In addition 2 of our comrades sent cases directly ,came for discussion and the individuals were present.
7.  Mrs.Tiruputham Valentine TN CO VRS 2019 :- In the DCRG nomination other than nominees name is printed in SAMPANN.
CCA  office replied that the case was referred to help desk and they also can not correct. As per the original nomination form 2 is corrected and the sheet is posted in SAMPANN. There were some more complaints on this issue. No one has argued as the case came earlier. We will pursue the case with CCA  office to give a hard copy communication of mentioning  actual nominee, in case this cannot be ratified by helpdesk.
8.     Mrs.Alice Palakkal. :- Revision of Pension due to Junior getting More Pay.
Reply by JOINT CCA. Pension is drawn based on LPD by BSNL.So,stepping of pay has to be done by BSNL. 
General:- Dear Comrades, Stepping up of Pay based on Junior getting More Pay is a cumbersome process faced by several Seniors. Several cases got settled by group of retirees approached CAT Chennai, Supreme Court. Subsequent to the court judgement there were delay in getting pay/pension revised. The Individual has to pinpoint a Junior and his pay in various stages and from when the higher pay was drawn.  We have to approach BSNL Authorities in Person.
With warm greetings
Division Secretary,
STR Division.

Saturday, 4 September 2021


As per the information recd from TN circle office regarding the issue of Form 16 for the FY 20-21 it is uploaded in FTP. All should download the form. In this conn it is ascertained that the Part A (only for VRS 2019) of Form 16 is not tallied with ex Gratia recd. If any discrepancies is  found that may be brought to the notice of CAO(Taxation)TN Circle office within 15 days in respect of TN circle. His mobile no. 9444240050. Comrades of other circle like STR,STP,CH.TD are also requested to check the exgratia amount is correctly mentioned or not.In some cases there is a discrepancy. please check.
Message posted on 02-09-2021.

Kindly refer to the above posting .The above matter was discussed with CAO TAXATION TN Circle office. The discrepancy  issue in FORM 16 has to be corrected by BSNL CO. The issue was informed to BSNL CO. Comrades who have such a discrepancy are requested to verify the entry in 26AS after 2 weeks time. Individual  members are requested not to contact CAO TAXATION as he is fully aware  of the case and pursuing with BSNL CO. Even after correction in 26As(after 2 weeks) discrepancy persists, individuals may bring to our notice.
Thanking You.
Divisional Secretary,
STR Division

Friday, 3 September 2021

Webmaster S. Narasimhan will be out of headquarters for one week from tomorrow (4-9-21). Com N. Mohan will be incharge of our WEBSITE during that period.  - Webmaster

மாவட்ட செயலாளர்களின் முக்கிய கவனத்திற்கு

மத்தியசங்கம் பென்ஷன் anamoly  வழக்கை டெல்லி Principal CAT ல் விடாது முயற்சிதத்தின் விளைவாக BSNL துவக்கியதற்கு பிறகு முதல் 9மாதத்தில் ஓய்வு பெற்ற வர்களுக்கு பென்ஷன் ஐ revise செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று 16.12.2016 ல் தீர்ப்பை வழங்கியது. இதை எதிர்த்து இலாக்கா டெல்லி உ யர்நீதி மன்றத்தில் மேல் முறையீடு செய்தது. ஆனால் அதை உ யர்நீதி மன்றம் தள்ளு படி செய்தது. எனவே நாம் நீதி மன்ற அவமதிப்பு வழக்கை தொடர்தோம். நவம்பர் 2020ல், 16.12.2016 ல் அளித்த தீர்ப்பை அமுல் படுத்து மாறு அறிவுர்த்தியது. பென்ஷன் இலாகாவும் CAT  தீர்ப்பை DOT அமுல் படுத்தி நீதிமன்ற அவமதிப்பை தவிர்க்க அறிவுருத்தியது. இதற்கு பிறகும் முன்னேற்றம் இல்லாத தால் மீண்டும் ஒரு நீதி மன்ற அவமதிப்பு வழக்கை தொடர்ந்ததின் விளைவாக வேறு வழி இன்றி உத்திரவு இட     இலாகா முன்வந்து உள்ளது. நமது மத்திய சங்கமும் 26.8.21 அன்று     இலா க்கா செயலாளருக்கு (DOT) கடிதம் எழுதியுள்ளது. இம் மாததிற்குள் உத்திரவு வெளிவரும் என்று தெரிகிறது.

மாவட்ட வாரியாக இதில் பயன் பெறுவோர் அடங்கிய விவரங்கள் இத்துடன் கொடுக்க பட்டு உள்ளது. மாவட்ட செயலாளர்கள் சம்பந்தபட்ட ஓய்வுதியற்களை அல்லது அவர்களதுகுடும்ப ஓய் வூதி யர்க ளை சந்தித்து இது குறித்து விளக்க வேண்டும்.

மாநில செயலாளர்

மதுரை 59, சேலம் 33, கோவை 27, வேலூர் 27, ஈரோடு 23, திருச்சி 16, நெல்லை 15, குடந்தை 14, கடலூர் 14, தஞ்சாவூர் 11, காரைக்குடி 10, தூத்துக்குடி 8, குன்னூர் 5, நாகர்கோவில், விருதுநகர், தர்மபுரி 3(அ )4, புதுச்சேரி 2.

Thursday, 2 September 2021


As per the information recd from TN circle office regarding the issue of Form 16 for the FY 20-21 it is uploaded in FTP. All should download the form. In this conn it is ascertained that the Part A (only for VRS 2019) of Form 16 is not tallied with ex Gratia recd. If any discrepancies is  found that may be brought to the notice of CAO(Taxation)TN Circle office within 15 days in respect of TN circle. His mobile no. 9444240050. Comrades of other circle like STR,STP,CH.TD are also requested to check the exgratia amount is correctly mentioned or not. In some cases there is a discrepency. please check.