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

Sunday 30 July 2023

 STR DN. GRP ADMIN S. Narasimhan returned Headquarters and assumed charges from today.

Friday 28 July 2023


CGHS Facilities to the retired BSNL employees , Revised mapping for determining CGHS Subscription and Ward entitlement.

This O.M. and mapping is applicable only for the Combined Service Optees who retired from BSNL/MTNL with IDA pay scale

As per guidelines issued from Directorate of CGHS, MoH&FW, ward entitlement is based on the last basic pay and CGHS subscription is based on the pay scale as mentioned in the Pension Payment Order (PPO) of a particular retiree. pro-rata pensioners. DOT (PAT) OM dated 21-07-2023.

Tuesday 25 July 2023

 STR DN GRP ADMIN S. Narasimhan will be out of Headquarters (Kutralam) for 4 days from 26-7-23 Wednesday. Com N. Mohan will be in charge of our Whatsapp Grps and Website during that period.


Dear All, This is Duraisingam's son posting this message.He is missing from yesterday. He didn't carry a phone, debit card, or credit card. Last seen when boarding the Bus (101) from Thiruvottiyur. if you see him anywhere, please talk to him and call me(9003029079) immediately.Thank you.

இந்த செய்தி இன்று காலை நமது தோழர் D.S. ராமலிங்கம் மூலம் எனக்கு கிடைத்தது. உடனே துரைசிங்கம் மகன் புவனெசுக்கு தொடர்பு கொண்டு விசாரித்தேன். இன்று காலை வரை வீடு திரும்பவில்லை என்றும், நேற்று இரவு திருவெற்றியூர் காவல்துறையில் FIR புகார் பதிவு செய்திருப்பதாகவும், இந்த செய்தியை நமது WHATSAPP GRP ல் பதிவிடுமாறும், அதன்மூலம் தகவல் எதுவும் தெரிந்தால்  தமக்கு தெரிவிக்கவுமாறும் நம்மிடம் கேட்டுக்கொண்டார் என்பதை தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறோம். யாருக்காவது எதாவது தகவல் தெரிவிந்தால் எங்களுக்கு உடனே தகவல் தெரிவிக்குமாறு கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறோம்.

Friday 21 July 2023


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Com Anupam Kaul Dy G S and myself ( J S Dahiya Org Secy) met Shri U.S Pandey Member (S) today at 1.30 PM

          As Sh U S Pandey is going to retire this month end,we presented him a banquet of flowers and wished for his happy retired life.

 Ms Roshni DDG (Est) Sh A K Sahu OSD and Shri Raj Kumar Director (Estt) were also present with the M (S).

Discussion took place on the issue of non granting of additional one increment in lieu of promotion to gr IV to nearly 600 hundred pensioners of TN, CTD,,STR and STP Circles where as Kerala High court and Chandigarh CAT  had delivered favourable judgements and administrative orders had also been issued.

M (S) directed DDG (Est) to consider this case sympathetically in view of Court judgements.

V Vara Prasad

General Secretary



Pension Revision-Meeting with 


Pension Revision

Dear Comrades,

On our request, Member (S) gave us time at 0130 pm yesterday (20/7/23).

Accordingly Our Dy GS Com Anupam Kaul and our OGS Com J S Dhahia met him.

OSD, DDG (Estt.) and Director (Estt) were also in the chamber.

On the Eve of his ensuing retirement on our behalf Member (S) was presented with a bouquet and flowers.

After exchanging pleasantries, our leaders asked about the present status of pension revision recalling the earlier meeting held with him on 29/5/23 in which it was informed that though other formalities are over, the percentage shall be decided shortly by Hon MoC and Secretary. Though two months have gone by it's not decided our leaders told.

For this our leaders were informed that consultation is still on and we can't say how much time it will take.

The above is the official position.

The following is unofficial/yet to be confirmed news.

Most of you may be aware that we have one source which has direct access with Telecom Secretary .

Our Vice-President Com R S N Murthy informed me yesterday (20/7/23) late night the following:-

When there was interaction between the Telecom secretary and our source, the former said to have conveyed that he will decide the issue of pension revision and take necessary follow up action before relinquishing his position as Telecom secretary.

Delays are undue. Assurances are not kept up. This is our experience. Time is running fast. But still we have to wait and watch.

V Vara Prasad

General Secretary


Wednesday 19 July 2023




ஜூன் 2023 மாதத்தோடு  LIFE CERTIFICATE முடிந்தவர்கள் இந்த ஜூலை மாதம் 22ந்தேதிக்குள் LIFE CERTIFICATE கொடுக்கவேண்டும். இல்லாவிட்டால் அவர்களது பென்ஷன் ஜுலை மாதத்தில் வழங்கப்பட மாட்டாது. அதற்கான பட்டியலை ஏற்கனவே நாம் வெளியிட்டிருந்தோம். அதில் 418 பென்ஷனர்கள் சென்னையை சேர்ந்தவர்கள். அவர்கள் LIFE CERTIFICATE கொடுப்பதற்கு வசதியாக CCA TN அலுவலகம் ஒரு சிறப்பு ஏற்பாட்டினை செய்து இருக்கிறது. வருகிற 21-7-23 வெள்ளிக்கிழமை அன்று CCA TN எதிராஜ் சாலை அலுவலகத்தில் ஒரு சிறப்பு LIFE CERTIFICATE மேளா நடத்த முடிவு செய்திருக்கிறது. 21-7-23 வெள்ளிக்கிழமை காலை 10 மணி முதல் மாலை 4 மணி வரை CCA TN எதிராஜ் சாலை அலுவலகத்தில் இவர்கள் LIFE CERTIFICATE கொடுப்பதற்கு சிறப்பு ஏற்பாடுகள் செய்யப்பட்டுள்ளது. ஆகையால் லைஃப் சர்டிஃபிகேட் கொடுக்காத அந்த தோழர்கள் அன்று CCA TN அலுவலகம் சென்று லைஃப் சர்டிஃபிகேட் கொடுத்து விடுமாறு கேட்டுக் கொள்கிறோம். சென்னையில் வசிக்கும் அந்த 418 பென்ஷனர்களின் பெயர்களை அல்ஃபட்டிகல் வரிசையில் கீழே வெளியிட்டுள்ளோம்


Monday 17 July 2023

 Pension Revision case in PB CAT Delhi on 13-07-2023


The matter was listed as item 27 before bench 5 today on 13-07-2023. Mr Sanjay Ghose Senior Advocate appeared on our behalf. The respondents repeated the same old arguments. The bench heard and recorded submissions of all parties that it will pronounce the order. Judge told that , if any clarifications are required then that will be sought for and the parties can give clarification on 16-08-2023. It has posted the matter to 16-08-2023. There is a possibility of delivering the judgement on 16th August 2023.

Saturday 15 July 2023

STR DN. GRP ADMIN S. Narasimhan returned Chennai yesterday 14-7-23 Friday evening and assumed charges of STR DN GRP ADMIN & STR DN WEBSITE WEBMASTER from today

Wednesday 12 July 2023



The July Meeting of STR Division held as usual on 2nd Tuesday at Telephone House was attended by about 90 Pensioners...

ANJALI was made by R.Subbarao....

Welcome Address done by CB.Sundarbabu/ADS.

N.Mohan(One of our Website in charge) welcomed the New Members (17) enrolled since April....

As per Agenda, Members spoke. They made Questions/wanted clarifications and even shared their views...

Our Members S.Ramakrishnan, CSS Narayanan(TN), Giri, Mohankumar, Civil Arumugam, Ezhumalai(Driver), Gajendran spoke on day-to-day issues. Our Senior R.Govindarajan gave a valuable resume on Pension Revision...

Among the New Members 5 were present in the Meeting and they were felicitated with Towels...They are Smt.Rajalakshmi, Smt.Radha, Sri.Murugesan, Sri.TG.Sudhakar and Sri. S.Sivakumar...

Special Greetings/Welcome was extended to Com.Sivakumar who had been General Secretary of AIBSNLEA on his joining STR Division....

Com.Sivakumar in his brief speech dwelt upon Pensioners Issues and Pensioners’ Organisations. He mentioned that with inclusion of MTNL Members  AIBSNLPWA is the largest and has a definite role. He has meant appreciation of STR Division and the contributions of Coms.Sugumaran,  R.Govindarajan, Muthiyalu and our Circle Secretary S. Sundarakrishnan...

Then Our Circle Secretary S.Sundarakrishnan In clear terms briefed on the day-to-day functioning of The Circle Association and the functioning of the Divisions. He emphasised, rightly so, that apart from Common Issues, the Members' immediate requirements are of paramount importance. (Though C/S did not say, He is daily attending to the individual grievances of Members, as I know of ). He has rightfully put forth that the Members and also the Office-Bearers at various levels are not giving/forwarding the requisite data/information. If this is set right, He would be able to solve the issues early. The C/S has also mentioned that possible steps are being taken with regard to Society Dues to the Members, in good earnest. He has explained about LPD & Extra Increment Cases. Though difficult, He has put in his maximum efforts...He has also given a brief of Thanjavur Circle Executive and the Resolutions passed therein, which are only in the interest of Members. He has also clarified the Pension Revision Issue to the satisfaction of the Leaders/Well-, Informed Members present in the Meeting...

Finally Com.Muthiyalu (CHQ) spoke. He mentioned about the grievances(ill-will) expressed in Tamilnadu (only a few as I know of) expressed against His Out-Spoken Views on Pension Revision & Democratic Functioning of Our AIBSNLPWA. He has stated and also He is CLEAR that HE is expressing his views only for the sake of Welfare of Pensioners. Members heard Muthiyalu patiently, as an acknowledgement. He also spoke on the General Prevailing Political/Economic Situations of the Country and appealed to the Members to participate in the All India Peace Solidarity Forum of which  He is A  President..

My View is that Our STR Division Meeting WENT OFF WELL, without controversies and A Meet Of SHARING OF VIEWS to uphold DEMOCRACY, thereby The Growth Of AIBSNLPWA...NK.

Tuesday 11 July 2023

The matter was listed as Item 31 today (10-07-2023) before Court No 5. The arguments took place for more than 100 minutes. Our Dy.GS Com AnupamKaul was present in the court. Director (Estt.) was also present.

Mr.SanjoyGhose, SrAdv appeared on our behalf and argued the matter. Thereafter, the other side argued for some time. They submitted that IDA scale is higher and so now the pensioners cannot claim parity. They further relied on the judgments of Ernakulam, Hyderabad and Bangalore bench.

The Hon judge was interacting with the lawyers.

In rejoinder, we submitted before the Court that the Government had assured us to pay pension on IDA scale and grant of IDA scale is in terms of judgment of the SC. We also distinguished the judgments of other benches.

The bench has recorded that arguments have been addressed by both sides. It has adjourned the matter to Thursday only to hear any further submissions which any party wishes to make.

Our lawyers are preparing the necessary documents for submission on 13/7/23.

Today's development is giving a positive signal.


Friday 7 July 2023

Wednesday 5 July 2023


A link is given below. 

By clicking the LINK, Pensioners' Patrika July-August 
issue could be read

Tuesday 4 July 2023




CCA Tamilnadu Office has released a list of 203 pensioners who have been sanctioned Fixed Monthly Allowance of Rs 1000/-  To see the list please click the link given below.


Monday 3 July 2023

 STR DN GRP ADMIN S. Narasimhan will be out of INDIA (SRI LANKA) for 11 days from 4-7-23 TUESDAY to 14-7-23 FRIDAY. Com N. Mohan will be in charge of our WHATSAPP GRPS and STR DN WEBSITE during those days