IDA INCREASE FROM 1-1-2023
Friday, 29 April 2022
Thursday, 28 April 2022
GNERAL SECRETARY'S MESSAGE
STATUS OF PENSION REVISION ISSUE
A message is circulated about the meeting with Director Estt yesterday (26/4/22) by Com M K Bagchi along with Coms G L Jogi and R K Mudgal. Many of our members raised certain questions about this. I am duty bound to explain after ascertaining the facts.
We have already informed our members that Coms Bagchi and Anupam Kaul will pursue the issue of pension revision after our meeting with officers including Telecom Secretary and Hon MoC during last week of March 22. As requested by DDG Estt we sent our detailed "note" on 29th March 22. Based on that input, Estt section did the ground work and prepared 'positive noting' and sent to DoT finance.
In this background Com Bagchi went to Sanchar bhawan and met Director Estt since Anupam Kaul had to go to Meerut to attend UP West circle conference.
Bagchi met the Director Estt separately for about 35 minutes and discussed about the pension revision issue and implementation of Chennai CAT judgement dated 17/2/22.
Later Coms Jogi and R K Mudgal peeped in and Bagchi started to leave the room. But Jogi requested Bagchi to sit along with them. So, he obliged and sat with them.
If any association is firm in demanding 7th CPC fitment factor like RTOWA, we have no problem.
Every association has got its right to pursue the issue of pension revision according to their wisdom.
We only expect honest reporting from everyone.
P Gangadhara Rao, GS
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Thursday, 21 April 2022
RETIREMENT OF THIS MONTH
Tuesday, 19 April 2022
Com S. Sundarakrishnan Division Secretary speaks:
Kindly refer to the above notification regarding submision of option for TAX REGIME for 2022-23.
1.Those who have got saving for 80C and needs IT exemption can opt for Old regime.
2.If no option is given, CCA Office recover TDS taking as old regime. Hence, no option for OLD REGIME need to be given. By default without option they will recover TDS.
3.Those who are in recipient of Annual Pension amount less than Rs 5 lakh also need not give option.
4.Option to be given by only those who opt for New TAX REGIME.
5.This can be sent by email or by post to ACCOUNTS OFFICER, O/o CCA, 60 ETHIRAJ SALAI Chennai.
8. Last date is 30.4.2022
----- S.Sundarakrishnan. DS
Friday, 15 April 2022
Highlights of the discussions on the Agenda items of the 32nd meeting of SCOVA held on 12.4.2022.
( As communicated to me by 3 of the 15 Pensioners' Associations whose representatives attended the meeting)
Periodical Health check- up for Pensioners
Decision: Guidelines will be issued for periodical check up for pensioners who are aged 75 years and above
Payment of arrears of DR for 18 months from 1.1.2020 to 30.6.2021
Decision: Not accepted citing huge financial implications of Rs.34,400 Crores.
The item was treated as closed.
Enhancement of pension at 1% every year so that the Pensioner gets 20 % increse 20 years after retirement or alternatively , increase of pension at 5% every 5 years .
This will be considered after receipt of the report called for from the Departments of GoI on the number of Pensioners in different age groups.
Enhancement of fixed medical allowance
(FMA) from Rs.1000 to Rs.2000
Decision: Under review and active consideration
Courtesy.. Com. K B Krishna Rao, General Secretary Karnataka P&T Pensioners Association, Chairman CCCGPA, Karnataka and a member of SCOVA.
P Gangadhara Rao GS