IDA DECREASED 0.2% FROM 1-1-2024 - TOTAL 215.4%

Wednesday 31 May 2023

 CCA TN அலுவலகத்தால் வருமானவரி பிடித்தம்:

CCA TN அலுவலகத்தால் இந்தமாதம் பெரும்பாலன பென்ஷனர்களுக்கு வருமானவரி பிடித்தம் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. இதில் தவறுகள் நடந்து உள்ளன. கீழ்கண்ட தவறுகளை JT.CCA விடம் சுற்றிக் காட்டினோம்.  

1. வருமானவரி பிடித்தம் பற்றி பென்ஷனர்கள் விருப்பம் தெரிவிக்க கடைசீ நாள் 31-5-23 என்று தெரிவித்துவிட்டு மே மாதமே வருமானவரி பிடித்தம் செய்தது.

2. OPTION  கொடுக்காதவர்கள் புதிய நிலையில் எடுத்துக் கொள்ளப்படுவார்கள் என்று தெரிவித்துவிட்டு, வருமானவரி வரம்புக்கள் வராதவர்களுக்கும் வருமானவரி பிடித்தம் செய்திருப்பது.

3. வருமானவரியின் பழைய திட்டத்தில் இணைந்தவர்களுக்கு எதையும் கணக்கில் எடுத்துக் கொள்ளாமல் அளவுக்கு அதிகமாக வருமான வரி பிடித்தம் செய்திருப்பது. 

ஆகையால் பிடித்த வருமானவரிகளை பென்ஷனர்களுக்கு திருப்பித் தரவேண்டும் என்று JT.CCA விடம் கோரிக்கை வைத்தோம். 

அதன் அடிப்படையில்  JT.CCA அவர்கள் கீழ்கண்ட முறையில் அதனை தீர்த்து வைப்பதாக உறுதி அளித்துள்ளார்கள். 

1. வருமானவரி வரம்புக்குள் (அதாவது புதிய திட்டத்தில் விருப்பம் கொடுத்த பென்ஷனர்களுக்கு)  7.5 லட்சத்திற்கு உட்பட்ட பென்ஷனர்களிடமிருந்து பிடிக்கப்பட்ட வருமானவரியை இந்த மாத இறுதிக்குள் திருப்பி கொடுத்து விடுவதாகவும்,

2. பழைய திட்டத்திற்கு விருப்பம் தெரிவித்தவர்களிடம் பிடித்தம் செய்யப்பட்ட அதிகப்படியான வருமானவரியை வரும் மாதம் பிடித்தங்களில் கணக்கிட்டு அட்ஜஸ்ட் செய்வதாகவும் உறுதி கூறி உள்ளார்கள். 

*ஆகையால் நமது பென்ஷனர் தோழர்கள் யாரும் CCA அலுவலத்திற்கு இது சம்பந்தமாக செல்லவேண்டாம் என்று பணிவுடன் கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறோம்.*Circle Secretary AIBSNLPWA TN CIRCLE

Tuesday 30 May 2023



Govt likely to hike CGHS rates in July, cancer & bypass surgery packages among 1,800 up for revision.

Rates for most packages — over 1,800, which cover most major medical procedures like bypass surgery, surgeries for cancer and knee replacement etc — likely to go up by 5-30%. 


29 May, 2023 5:09 pm IST

New Delhi: The Union health ministry is in the process of hiking the rates of packages under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), with the new arrangement likely to kick in 1 July, ThePrint has learnt. The hike will benefit hospitals.  

Senior officials in the health ministry told ThePrint that rates for most packages — over 1,800, which cover most major medical procedures like bypass surgery, surgeries for cancer and knee replacement etc — will go up by 5 to 30 per cent. 

“This will be the first time since 2014 when the rates of the procedures under the CGHS will be revised. We are hoping to notify the new rates in June and they will be applicable from 1 July this year,” said a senior official who did not wish to be named.

“The rates for a small number of procedures such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), however, will come down marginally as the MRI rates have decreased over the last several years,” the official added. 

CGHS is the nodal healthcare provider that covers nearly 42 lakh beneficiaries across 79 cities, including all current and retired central government employees and their families, according to official data.

For every procedure, a predetermined rate is paid by the government to the hospital, so the latest move, when enforced, will not affect beneficiaries.

As part of the scheme, beneficiaries can avail of out-patient and in-patient services in designated hospitals at rates that are much lower than those paid by other patients.

Nearly 2,100 hospitals, including corporate, medium and small establishments, are empanelled under the scheme.

Dr Alexander Thomas, president of the Delhi-based Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI) — the largest network of private hospitals representing over 500 hospitals in India — told ThePrint that the hospitals are keenly awaiting the new order as the ongoing CGHS rates have made it difficult for hospitals to sustain. 

“I think most package rates need to go up by at least 30-50 per cent,” Thomas told ThePrint.

In April this year, the ministry had revised the CGHS package rates for consultation fees, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) charges and room rent. While the out-patient department (OPD) consultation fee for beneficiaries had gone up to Rs 350 from Rs 150, the consultation fee for in-patient department was raised to Rs 350 from Rs 300. 

Similarly, ICU charges had been raised to Rs 862 plus room rent from Rs 750 plus room rent (fixing the ceiling at Rs 5,400). The hike in room rent saw the rate revised to Rs 1,500 from Rs 1,000 for general wards, Rs 3,000 from Rs 2,000 for semi-private wards, and Rs 4,500 from Rs 3,000 for private wards. 

The referral process under CGHS had also been simplified. Earlier, a CGHS beneficiary had to visit the CGHS Wellness Centre in person and take referral for a hospital. But now, they can request a referral through a video call or by sending someone to the primary care centre on their behalf. 

(Edited by Anumeha Saxena)

Monday 29 May 2023

 Pension Revision

Meeting with Member (S) jointly with like minded associations

Our Organising Secretary has sent the following report.

V Vara Prasad GS 

........          ..........          .....

     As per programme to meet Sh U S Pandey, Member (Services), myself and two other members of our Association reached Sanchar Bhawan New Delhi in time. In the Reception Office Com Prahlad Rai G S of AIRBSNLEWA met and told me "should we go together or you want to go alone. "Upon this I told him that as we are like minded and our approach is the same then no harm in meeting the M (S) together. So we all went and met the Member (Services) and the meeting lasted for 30 minutes from 1310 to 1340 hours.

          I informed that we met MOC on 27/5/23 for expediting the pension revision case and Hon'ble Minister told that he will meet Secretary DOT shortly and will see that the case is approved with fitment formula very soon

 M(S) replied that once the process at higher level is completed he will start the process of preparing Cabinet Note and other formalities without delay. Sh A K Sahu CGMT and OSD was assisting M(S) who is likely to take over as M (S) when Sh U S Pandey retires within 2-3 months. M(S) categorically said that he will not delay the case once it comes to him.

      We told that we have full justification for revision of BSNL/MTNL pensioner's pension revision  as per 7th CPC which we have already submitted to the DOT long back. M(S) told that if you have any thing new you can send the same to me which I will place for negotiation along with other views. Points raised like,"you are already getting more pension, 3rd PRC /7th CPC etc. were  countered properly by us. We emphasised that we want permanent solution of our pension revision which is possible and fully justified as per 7th CPC.

      Following participated in today's meeting:.

1. J S Dahiya O/Secy AIBSNLPWA

2.Zile Singh of AIBSNLPWA

3.N N Sharma of AIBSNLPWA

4.Kishan Singh, President of AIRBSNLEWA

5 Prahlad Rai GS of AIRBSNEWA


7. A K Kaushik G S RTOWA

8.A.K Kapoor of RTOWA

       Meeting ended in a cordial atmosphere. 

Photos were,however,not taken.

    When we came out team of SNPWA including G L Jogi G S, R K Mudgal and D C Sharma was waiting for their turn for meeting the Member (Services)

        J S Dahiya

Sunday 28 May 2023

 தோழர்களே, வணக்கம்,

 நமது STR Division செயற்குழுக் கூட்டம் வரும் ஜூன் முதல் நாள், 01-06-2023, வியாழக்கிழமை மாலை 3 மணிக்கு பூக்கடை தொலைபேசி நிலையம் 5 வது மாடியில் நடைபெற உள்ளது. செயற்குழு உறுப்பினர்கள் கலந்து கொள்ள வேண்டுகிறோம். நமது அகில இந்திய பொதுச் செயலாளர் தோழர்            

V. VARA PRASAD அவர்கள் வருகையை சிறந்த வகையில் பயன்படுத்திக் கொள்ள உங்களின் ஆலோசனையை வேண்டுகிறோம்.


 மாவட்ட செயலாளர்.




 Breaking News 

 Since the file is held up with Telecom Secretary for more than a month, we continuously tried to meet MoC through our own source 

Com N K Gandigwad of Hubli helped as before to meet Parlimentary Affairs Minister Shri Pralhad Joshiji .  

We got a sudden message from PA to Shri Pralhad Joshiji to come to Delhi immediately.  I was not in a position to go as also our President Com DG. 

Then I requested our VP Com Gangadhara Rao. Though he was busy with some domestic affair, he agreed to go to Delhi at short notice. 

As directed by Joshiji, Com Gangadhara Rao met Hon MoC Shri Aswini Vaishnawji today (27/5/2023) and projected our demand .  MoC heard patiently and appreciated our concern and finally assured that he would discuss the matter with Telecom Secretary very shortly and resolve.  Our Org.Secy. Com J S Dahiya was with Gangadhara Rao during the meeting.  Dy.GS Com Anupam Kaul was out of Delhi and hence couldn't accompany. Com Gangadhara Rao rushing back to Bengaluru after finishing the task. 

Inspite of Niti Ayog meeting today and new parliament opening tomorrow, we could meet both the ministers which is normally impossible .

Let us wait for the outcome and hope for the best .  We express our sincere thanks to Shri Pralhad 

Joshiji,Gandigwad, Gangadhara

Rao & Dahiya 

 V Vara Prasad, GS 


Thursday 25 May 2023

 Pension Revision case

On 22/5/23 after hearing the arguments advanced by our lawyer the DoT lawyer sought time. The Bench gave only two days time and adjourned the case to 25/5/23.

But today the case could not be taken because of absence of Bench.

The case will be taken as and when Bench is constituted.

V Vara Prasad GS

Monday 22 May 2023


 Status of Pension Revision case filed by AIBSNLPWA : 

 The following message is given by our lawyer:- 


As you are aware, the matter was listed as part-heard before a bench comprising of Mr.Tarun Shridhar (Administrative Member) and Ms.Pratima Gupta (Judicial Member).

When the matter was called out, we appeared on your behalf led by Mr.Sanjoy Ghose, Ld. Sr. Counsel who pointed out that the submissions made on behalf of the Applicants have been recorded in the last order and the Respondents had sought time to take instructions.

The counsel appearing for the Respondent DoT however sought further time on the ground that he had been recently engaged.

We opposed the request made by the Counsel for DoT on the ground that the matter was  part-heard on 29th March and that DoT should have sought instructions by now.

The bench told the counsel for DoT that the issues already stand crystallized vide order passed on 29th March and that the Respondents need to respond to the same.

The bench further granted the Counsel for Respondent DoT 3 days time to seek instructions and adjourned the matter to 25.05.2023 i.e. Thursday.


V Vara Prasad / GS

Saturday 20 May 2023



Cashless treatment facilities now available to all CGHS beneficiaries at 6 AIIMS at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Jodhpur, Raipur and Rishikesh

CGHS Pensioners and other entitled categories of CGHS beneficiaries will be eligible for cashless treatment in OPD, investigations and Indoor treatment at these 6 AIIMS

Cashless treatment to CGHS beneficiaries at AIIMS New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh and GIPMER Puducherry in the offing

Posted On: 20 MAY 2023 1:25PM by PIB Delhi

Cashless treatment facilities will now be available to all CGHS beneficiaries (serving and pensioners) at 6 AIIMS located at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Jodhpur, Raipur and Rishikesh. This significant decision was taken today, as Memorandum of Agreement were signed between these six AIIMS and CGHS, Union Health Ministry in the presence of Shri Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary.

Patient care facilities available at 6 fully functional AIIMS at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Jodhpur, Raipur and Rishikesh shall be extended to the CGHS beneficiaries on cashless basis. It will be particularly beneficial for the senior citizens (retired pensioner beneficiaries of CGHS) who find it difficult to submit individual reimbursement claims and follow up approvals. The CGHS beneficiaries will have the advantage of accessing state of art treatment facilities available in these AIIMS, without the hassle of first making payments and then seeking reimbursements from CGHS. This initiative will save time, reduce paperwork and also delays in settlement of individual claims. Till now, CGHS pensioner beneficiaries, availing treatment at AIIMS, are required to first make payment and claim reimbursement later from CGHS.

The salient features of this initiative are as under:

The CGHS Pensioners and other entitled categories of CGHS beneficiaries will be eligible for cashless treatment in OPD, investigations and Indoor treatment at these 6 AIIMS.

These 6 AIIMS shall raise credit bills of CGHS Pensioners and other categories of eligible beneficiaries to CGHS and CGHS shall preferably make payment within 30 days of receipt of the bills.

Admission of the CGHS beneficiary shall be made only against production of valid CGHS Beneficiary ID Card for the treatment at AIIMS.

AIIMS shall create a separate Help Desk and a separate accounting system for CGHS beneficiaries.  

Medicines prescribed by the doctors at AIIMS, for OPD treatment or at the time of discharge from AIIMS, will be collected by the beneficiaries through CGHS.

 The Health Secretary lauded this development stating “CGHS is a significant service-oriented vertical of the Health Ministry through which existing and retired employees can avail medical services. He further added that “the government endeavors to expand the number of hospitals empaneled under CGHS providing excellent tertiary care facilities aligned with the rising requirements of the patients.” He also stated “in the near future the AIIMS institutions established in New Delhi, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry will be incorporated in this agreement.”

Shri Rajesh Bhushan elaborated that “a big segment will benefit from this agreement, as it seeks to ease the lengthy formalities and expedite access to medical care.” He noted that will also widen the reach of CGHS services across the nation, as this agreement allows the beneficiaries to avail the CGHS beneficiaries from the AIIMS institutions in their respective states. He further added that CGHS has upwardly revised certain rates of treatment and medical care, further aiding access of treatment facilities for patients. 

The beneficiaries under the CGHS are referred to Government hospitals and private hospitals empaneled under CGHS for indoor treatment. CGHS pensioners and other entitled categories of CGHS beneficiaries are eligible for cashless facilities at empaneled hospitals. CGHS provides comprehensive healthcare (both OPD & IPD) to Central Government employees, pensioners and their dependent family members, Hon’ble Members of Parliament, ex-MPs and other categories of beneficiaries. Presently CGHS is in operation in 79 cities in the Country.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) 22 new AIIMS have been established across the country and they are at varying stages of operationalization. Besides providing facilities for quality medical education and research, these Premier institutions provide specialized patient care health services in various specialities and super specialities including cardiology, neurology, neuro surgery, gastroenterology, urology, cardio vascular thoracic surgery, oncology etc. These institutes also provide trauma and emergency care services, state of the art diagnostic services, including blood bank facilities.

The session was attended by Additional Secretary Smt V. Hekali Zhimomi, Joint Secretary Smt Ankita Mishra, Joint Secretary Dr. Manashvi Kumar, Director, CGHS, Dr. Jain among senior government officials. Executive Directors of AIIMS Bhubaneshwar, AIIMS Patna, AIIMS Raipur, AIIMS Jodhpur and representatives from AIIMS Bhopal and AIIMS Rishikesh were present at the MOA signing event.


Friday 19 May 2023


 Our Pension Revision case scheduled for today in PB CAT  New Delhi could not be taken up as Bench  did not sit. 

 The  same is listed for  Monday ie. on 22-5-2023 at sl no  28. 

V Vara Prasad / GS


Monday 15 May 2023

 Pension Revision

Our Dy.GS Com Anupam Kaul reports that he met Dir Estb DOT today  to know the progress in pension Revision case.

Director (Estt) informed that 

1) The file is still with the secy DOT

2) The discussions between secy DOT and the Minister have not been held till date due to preoccupation of the Minister 

3) Minister can call the secy DOT any time 

4) The fitment formulla can be known only after they meet 

5) Estb section is preparing a draft cabniet note as the file is expected to be cleared by DOE without any delay as DOE has also been kept in loop 

6) In case nothing is heard from the office of MOC by the end of this month, the office of secy Telecom will remind the ministers office

Let us keep patience

V Vara Prasad GS



Friday 12 May 2023


 Message from CS TN 

COM S. Sundarakrishnan:

Good Morning Comrades, 

Brief of CEC meeting has been sent by post by Circle treasurer yesterday. Regarding migration of Pension through  Post office commenced and intimation sent to individuals. Discrepancies noticed in DOB. Informed ACCA.

Monday 8 May 2023


Monday 1 May 2023





1.  LPD ISSUE...

      While understanding the stiff position of CCA  based on interpretation of Rules and appreciating the strenuous efforts by the Circle Secretary on the Issue, the Division Executive is of the opinion that continued efforts be made to solve the problem by approaching the concerned Authorities. The Division Executive thinks that resorting to legal remedy may be avoided as for as possible in the present circumstances.


      The Division Executive records its Appreciations for winning the Case in the CAT. Yet it is understood that An Appeal is being made against the favourable judgement. In this connection, the Division Executive would like the Circle Executive to consider keeping the issue of extra-increment aside which is likely to be held up due to Appeal find ways to settle the monetary benefit that may accrue to the affected Pensioners, if 78.2% fixation is allowed as such.


     Our CHQ(AIBSNLPWA)  was the first to frame the demand for Pension Revision and made it an agenda for consideration by the Government and Others. We acknowledge with gratitude the great efforts of our CHQ in the past 4/5 years in framing the demand for Pension Revision and making the DOT/Govt to turn their attention on the issue in the light of already existing Rule-37A and annulment of 60:40 sharing of contribution and delinking to the extent of Payment of Pension by the Government. We have also approached the PB/CAT asking for Pension Revision as per 7 th CPC.

    The recent AIC at Vizag has resolved to demand Pension Revision as per 7th CPC on IDA and in the alternate, conversion of IDA Pension into CDA Pension for both Pre & Post 2017 Retirees.A three stage agitation Programmes were conducted as per our AIC, during  20th, December 2022 ,January 17th and 18th 2023  and on 8th February 2023.

    The General Secretary after his Delhi Visit in his Letter(30/3/23) has plainly put forth the current scenario...viz...

We understand that DOT may propose Pension Revision with 5 or 10 % and try to get the approval of the top in the near future. We are not very much particular about the quantum but we are particular about two aspects.

They are.... 

1)  Periodical Pension Revision..                          

2) No Pension Anomaly         

between Pre & Post 2017         Retirees.......   .                

 * Now a situation has emerged that fitment under CPC is not considered but Pension Revision is being pursued only on * *Percentage basis. 

    Herein We wish to convey that as Welfare Association, We have our limitations and the Pensioners are in Wait for Revision.

    The Division Executive is firm that whatever be the settlement & in whatever form it is arrived at, the same is mainly because of AIBSNLPWA and this fact should be made known to all.

    *In view of the foregoing, We urge the Circle Executive to impress upon the CHQ to forge unity amongst the Pensioners Associations and hasten the process of Pension Revision...      STR Division Chennai.