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

Friday 29 March 2024


Dear General Secretary

Reference Your Letter To SECRETARY (Telecom) dated 28/3/24....

I am ( We are ) thankful that the Contents/presentation of Your Letter are in complete conformity with the interests of Our Pensioners. May I(We) add that the same reflect the expectations of the Members in general and aim at/indicate the approach, that should be in the current scenario. With Fond Hopes of Response from Other Associations....

REGARDS... NK/Chennai.

Thursday 28 March 2024


Dear comrades

Regarding non-grant of 78.2% IDA merger with extra increment, I presented an audio on 17th.

The meeting in sanchar bhavan took place on 22nd instead of 21St.

Earlier DoT wanted some 10 names who did not get and we sent it on 19th.

In the meeting held on 22nd in sanchar bhavan, from PCCA Tamilnadu, Jt. CCA (pension) and one officer from corporate office also attended.

According to the information we got from Delhi

A) our Jt. CCA told that they have only implemented DoT order of March 2017 and DoT may take any decision now

B) Officer from corporate office said that they have not recovered any salary.

DoT has called for the report from PCCA Tamilnadu after verifying the service book of those 10 pensioners whether they have not opted for NEPP and not gone to restructured cadre.

After getting the feedback, DoT may take a decision shortly.

This is for your kind information please.

DG CHQ president

Saturday 23 March 2024

STR DN ADMIN S. Narasimhan will be out of INDIA (JAPAN) for 9 days from 24-3-24. Com N. Mohan will be incharge of our WHATSAPP GRPS AND STR DN. WEBSITE during that period.

 𝗣𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗲 : 

Our advocate has just now informed that DoT has filed WP before Hon Delhi HC yesterday.

It's yet to be numbered.

Our lawyer informed that they will appear on the day of listing and challenge it.

It seems that DoT has filed writ petition against each OA like 1271, 1272 and 1329 separately.

We feel that all of us were cheated by this government.

Right from the Minister everybody told all the associations that "no appeal" and proposal for implementing pb, cat judgement has been sent to nodal departments.

This is nothing but stabbing at the back.

We shall face it and we are confident that the writ petition will be dismissed.


நேற்று மாண்புமிகு டெல்லி உயர்நீதிமன்றத்தில் DoT WP தாக்கல் செய்துள்ளதாக நமது வழக்கறிஞர் இப்போது தெரிவித்தார். இது இன்னும் எண் குறித்துப் பட்டியலிடப் படவில்லை.

பட்டியலிடும் நாளில் ஆஜராகி சவால் விடுவோம் என்று நமது வழக்கறிஞர் தெரிவித்தார்.

1271, 1272 மற்றும் 1329 போன்ற ஒவ்வொரு OA க்கும் எதிராக DoT தனித்தனியாக ரிட் மனு தாக்கல் செய்துள்ளதாக தெரிகிறது. இந்த அரசாங்கத்தால் நாம் அனைவரும் ஏமாற்றப்பட்டதாக உணர்கிறோம்.

அமைச்சர் முதல் அனைவரும் அனைத்து சங்கங்களுக்கும் "அப்பீல் இல்லை" என்றும், பிபி, கேட் தீர்ப்பை செயல்படுத்துவதற்கான முன்மொழிவு நோடல் துறைகளுக்கு அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது என்றும் கூறினார்.

இது முதுகில் குத்துவதைத் தவிர வேறில்லை.

நாம் அதை எதிர்கொள்வோம், ரிட் மனு தள்ளுபடி செய்யப்படும் என்று நாங்கள் நம்புகிறோம்.

 வி வர பிரசாத்


Wednesday 20 March 2024


The Monthly GB/Women's Day of STR Division was held on 15/3/24.

The GB started at 1450 hrs. After ANJALI, the D/S welcomed the Members and gave a brief of the activities including New Members/ follow up of some of the issues/Adalat at Nagercoil.

At about 1515 hrs, The Women's Meet started. The Meet was presided over by Our Member Revathy Muralidhar. There were two other Invitees  Kamala Narasimhan & V.Rathna. The Chief Guest was Smt.Gowthami Balshri, Jt. CCA/Tamilnadu.

The Women's Meet started with Prayers by Our Member Annapoorani.

President Revathy in her Address traced the background that culminated in Observing March 8 th as International Women's Day. She spoke on the way how the discrimination between Women & Men were fought and reduced to a great extent amongst the middleclass Office-Goers. She mentioned the role of education and Trade Union Leaders in this context.

Secondly Our Special Invitee Kamala Narasimhan spoke. She narrated sequences of Women's Contribution in various fields. She encouraged the women to be passionate and careful about their health.  She also told that women should involve themselves in various activities and ensure their well-being on their own. The section of women as present in the meeting should act on their own avoiding as for as possible dependence on others in the family.

In between The Women Speakers & Invitees were garlanded by our Members. Our Circle Secretary in A Brief Introductory Note welcomed One & All. He introduced Our Chief Guest Jt. CCA as a qualified Engineering Graduate from Anna University, worked initially in the Mines in Orissa and subsequently switched over to the current Accounts Wing. The Cheief Guest was garlanded by Our Member G.Padmakumari and presented with Momento by Our Senior Sugumaran.

The Women's Meet continued. Our Invitees Kamala Narasimhan, Her Friend Vasanthi and Smt.Rajalakshmi( Retd Teacher, Kendrya Vidyalaya and w/o Our Member Ganesan ) treated the participants with vocal music(songs). Smt.Rajalakshmi also rendered a Kavithai in Tamil.

V.Rathna, widely known for her participation in various Mass Fronts, spoke briefly on Women's  Emancipation. She quoted Madam Claura who had said that Liberation of Women could be achieved only with Cooperation from Men. The present status of Women was mainly due to Economic empowerment to some extent and Literacy/Education. Further Opportunities/Education were to be guaranteed and fought for. She referred to the plight of the Sanitary Workers whom She addressed On Women's Day. While well-placed as Pensioners in comparison, We should show tolerance and patience. We should try to do our mite to those sections of women who need our help. At this time  of Women's Day, Com.Rathna invoked the memory of Our Leader Jagan (whom all of us know) who taught the significance of Women's Movements/Women's Day.

Thereafter Smt. Gowthami, Jt.CCA greeted the Women and all those present. She complemented the Speakers and the songs rendered. She was appreciative of Our Circle Secretary for his approach on issues in the 0/O the CCA . She shared her experiences as Assistant Engineer(Mines) with a single assistant in deep forest in Orissa. Without communication, roads in a lonely forest zone was itself a rare experience. After passing the Civil Services Exams, She joined the present assignment. She eulogised on the role of women in all fronts nowadays. She exhorted that all should concentrate on both physical and mental health. Everyone should have some passion and move in that direction. It was explicit that She was happy about her participation.

Then Our Senior Member Dhanalakshmi spoke about Women and her contact with Pensioners. She mentioned that she would come to the CCA Office for redressal of her issue.

At this juncture, Jt.CCA intervened and said that She could do so or through the Association. Also Jt.CCA mentioned that already 3000 ID cards had been issued. Another 5000 ID Cards under preparation. She said although, not in priority when compared with money matters, She would like to issue decent/laminated ID Cards.

Our Circle Secretary S. Sundarakrishnan expressed briefly about the functioning of the Association and hoped for positive response.

Finally Our Leaders Sugumaran & Muthiyalu spoke briefly on The Women's Day. Com.Sugumaran touched upon the still relevant issue of difference of the situation faced by those in the Cities and in Villages. Com.Muthiyalu in his brief, drew the attention to the state of affairs in Tamilnadu as compared to other States. The same was due to Social Justice implemented to an extent.

With rendering of A Kavithai by Maraimalainagar Kumar and Vote of Thanks by Com.VictorRaj the Meet came to An End with Distribution of Gifts to the Women Friends, participated....NK.

NOTE:- Our Webmaster Narasimhan has released Vidio of the Entire Event in Our STR Groups in 4 parts. Appreciation & Thanks to Narasimhan for His exemplary Efforts 🙏...NK.

Tuesday 19 March 2024

 STR DN 15-3-24 மகளிர்தின நிகழ்ச்சியின் YOUTUBE VIDEO - PART - 4 பகுதியை கீழே வெளியிட்டுள்ளோம்.


Monday 18 March 2024

                                  STR DIVISION 

    WOMENS DAY MTG 15-3-24 


STR DN 15-3-24 மகளிர்தின நிகழ்ச்சி YOUTUBE வீடியோவாக தயாரிக்கப்பட்டு வருகிறது. இரண்டு மணிநேரம் ஓடக்கூடிய ஒரே வீடியோவாக வெளியிடுவதற்கு பதிலாக நான்கைந்து பகுதிகளாக ஒவ்வொன்றும் சுமார் அரை மணி ஓடக்கூடிய YOUTUBE வீடியோவாக வெளியிட்டால் பார்வையாளர்களுக்கு வசதியாக இருக்கும் என்பதால் அந்த நிகழ்ச்சியை PART NO. 1, 2, 3, 4 என்று பகுதி பகுதியாக வெளியிட உள்ளோம். தற்போது PART 3 பகுதி கீழே வெளியிட்டுள்ளோம்.

Sunday 17 March 2024


STR DN 15-3-24 மகளிர்தின நிகழ்ச்சி YOUTUBE வீடியோவாக தயாரிக்கப்பட்டு வருகிறது. இரண்டு மணிநேரம் ஓடக்கூடிய ஒரே வீடியோவாக வெளியிடுவதற்கு பதிலாக நான்கைந்து பகுதிகளாக ஒவ்வொன்றும் சுமார் அரை மணி ஓடக்கூடிய YOUTUBE வீடியோவாக வெளியிட்டால் பார்வையாளர்களுக்கு வசதியாக இருக்கும் என்பதால் அந்த நிகழ்ச்சியை PART NO. 1, 2, 3, 4 என்று பகுதி பகுதியாக வெளியிட உள்ளோம். தற்போது PART 1 & PART 2 பகுதிகளை கீழே வெளியிட்டுள்ளோம்.


      PART 1

Saturday 16 March 2024