Site Updated on 31.01.2015

31.01.2015:

EXTENSION OF EMPANELMENT OF HOSPITALS IN NAGPUR SSA:

CGMT Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai has approved extension of empanelment for 17 hospitals in Nagpur SSA from 1-2-2015 to 17-01-2017, for Indoor Medical treatment under BSNLMRS to the BSNL employees and the retired BSNL employees. All retired BSNL executives are requested to take note of the orders.  Click Here for the CGMT Maharashtra letter

29.01.2015:

STATE NEWS:

In order to publish information of local importance to various Branches, a new link "STATE NEWS" with sub-links to each state has been created and is available in the row above. The first news uploaded in this link happens to be from Maharashtra State . Branches are requested to send important developments/orders/news to the CHQ for publishing in the respective pages.

29.01.2015:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF CHANDIGARH BRANCH:

General Body Meeting and Get Together of members of AIBSNLREA Chandigarh Branch will be held on 01-02-2015 (SUNDAY) at 12.30 HRS in SINDHI SWEET SCO 403 Sector 37D Market. Meeting will be followed by LUNCH. All members are requested to attend without fail.

25.01.2015:

REVISION OF IQ RATES:

BSNL has revised the rates for stay in IQs w.e.f. 23.1.2015, to be uniformly followed in all BSNL IQs across the country. The rates for retired officers of BSNL will be Rs.150/- per day in A & A1 class cities and Rs.75/- per day in B, B1 and other cities.  Click Here for the BSNL letter

21.01.2015:

BI-MONTHLY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA AMARAVATI BRANCHS:

Bi-monthly meeting of AIBSNLREA Amaravati branch was held on 18th January 2015 in the Conferance Hall of O/o GMT Amaravati. Secretary welcomed all the members. All members were eager to know the status of pension revision due to merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2%. Secretary conveyed that the case is still pending in DOT as draft cabinet note has to be circulated among different ministries before submission for cabinet approval. Regarding reimbursement of medical expenses for outdoor treatment, bills pertaining to Maharashtra circle are being paid but those pertaining to WTR and WTP are still pending. Secretary along with two members has met DGM(Finance) twice and raised this issue. DGM (F) has assured to look into the issue. Secretary informed members that from February 2015 onwards BSNL will not issue land line/broad band bills to working and retired BSNL employees to encourage "Green Movement". Members may pay bills through net-banking or opt for ECS facility. Secretary also suggested that the members draw pension through joint account. The meeting felicitated four new members who have enrolled as life members. Meeting ended with vote of thanks.

19.01.2015:

GUJARAT STATE BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA REGISTERS 700 LIFE MEMBERSHIP, MAHARASHTRA STATE BRANCH CROSSES 600 MARK:

Gujarat State Branch of AIBSNLREA has recorded exactly 700 life membership strength and thus became the first State Branch to reach 700 mark. On the other hand, Maharashtra State Branch has now registered 610 Life Membership strength.

17.01.2015:

DOP&PW CIRCULATES FOUR NEW ITEMS FOR DISCUSSIONS IN THE SCOVA MEETING, BUT THE ATR ON OLD ITEMS NOT YET CIRCULATED:

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has since circulated four new agenda items for discussion in the next meeting of SCOVA to be held on 3rd February 2015. However, the Action Taken Report (ATR) on the agenda items discussed in the last meeting has not yet been circulated. The ATR would have given us an opportunity to know the latest official status of two important items pertaining to the absorbed BSNL Pensioners. These items are (1) Anomaly in the fixation of pension of DOT employees absorbed in BSNL who retired between 1.10.2000 and 31.07.2001 and (2) Merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to the absorbed BSNL pensioners.

16.01.2015:

AIBSNREA WRITES TO UNION FINANCE MINISTER SHRI ARUN JATELEY REQUESTING HIM TO ENHANCE THE EXEMPTION LIMITS IN INCOME TAX IN THE PROPOSED UNION BUDGET 2015-16:

AIBSNLREA has again taken up the issue of raising the personal income tax limits for the General Public and the pensioners. It may be recalled that in the last Financial Year, AIBSNLREA had similarly submitted a memorandum and the limits were also marginally increased. Last year, the Government had little time to prepare and present the budget immediately after the LS Election was held. Now that the Government has got some time to look into the issues, expectation of the people is quite high. AIBSNLREA’s present Memorandum, therefore, is similar to its earlier one with little modifications.  View the letter    View the Memorandum

15.01.2015:

QUARTERLY MEETING OF KOLHAPUR BRANCH:

Quarterly meeting of Kolhapur Branch was held on 4th January 2015 in Telephone Bhavan Conference Hall under the Presidentship of Shri L M Godi, President. 58 members including 2 new members participated in the meeting. President wished all members a “Happy New Year 2015” and appreciated the enthusiasm of members in attending meetings and the Branch becoming more and more active. Then Shri D.K.Joshi, Secretary spoke on the “Pensioners Day on 17th December” being observed and mentioned about two Pensioners Com. D S Nakara and Satyapal Singh who were instrumental in obtaining Supreme Court's landmark Judgment in 1982 providing dearness relief to the pensioners. Then he informed the house about the latest developments and status in respect of the issues of revision of Pension with merger of 78.2% IDA for both pre&post 2007 BSNL Pensioners. He explained the continuous efforts by our GS, taking up the issue with PMO, MoC and others. He spoke about constitution of 3rd Pay revision committee, proposal of Digital Life Certificate based on Aadhar Card, expectations from the 26th SCOVA meeting to be held in February, increase in Medical Allowance to CG Employees from 300/- to 500/- per month and other issues pertaining to pensioners. Then Dr. Amith Sukre delivered a guest lecture on "Aurvedaachaarya” Sangli and gave useful information on “Spiritual Healing based on Adhyaatma & Science”. Then President of the Local Sr.Citizens' Association Shri. Chavan gave a valuable lecture on the Health and Social Service. Both the Guests were honored with bouquet & memento. The meeting conculded with vote of thanks by Shri SG Kanade.

13.01.2015:

ELIGIBILITY OF DISABLED CHILDREN FOR FAMILY PENSION AFTER MARRIAGE AND ELIGIBILITY FOR TWO FAMILY PENSIONS - CLARIFICATION:

BSNL has circulated for information and necessary action, a DoP&PW letter dated 16.1.2013 clarifying that disabled children are eligible for family pension after marriage and allowing grant of family pension to a military pensioner after his re-employment in a civil service or civil post and grant of two family pensions to a person who is already in receipt of a family pension under any other rules of the Central Government or State Government and/or a Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body/Local fund under the Central or State Government.  Click Here for the BSNL letter

12.01.2015:

BI-ANNUAL MEETING OF AIBSNLREA NAGPUR BRANCH:

Bi-annual meeting of AIBSNLREA Nagpur was held on 11th January,2015 at Amenity Block,CTO Compound Nagpur under the Chairmanship of Shri N G Talewar President of the Branch. After paying tributes to the departed family members, Shri U B Nikose Vice President welcomed all members in the first meeting in the New year 2015. Shri N G Talewar briefed the house regarding the efforts being taken by CHQ to meet the expectation of the BSNL pensioners. Shri P R Bhujbal Branch Secretary highlighted the status of long pending issues, and other important issues being taken up by CHQ. Various correspondences made by CHQ over the inordinate delay in allowing the benefit of 78.2% IDA merger with basic pay as on 1-1-2007 to the BSNL pensioners retired during 1-10-2000 to 9-6-2013 were briefed to the house. Other issues viz. unending delay in settlement of pending disciplinary/vigilance cases against the pensioners, ensuring timely and expeditious settlement of the pension cases of the BSNL retirees, Pension liability in r/o the DOT employees retired prior to 1-10-2000 in CDA scale, Memorandum on pensionary benefits and related issues submitted by CHQ to 7th CPC, Income Tax exemptions in union budget 2014-15 and Aadhaar based digital life certificate for the pensioners were fully explained to the members. Meeting was attended by members in large numbers. Twelve BSNL retired executives joined the association and enrolled as life members of AIBSNLREA. House congratulated all the newly enrolled life members. Meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Shri N R Rachkondawar Asst Secretary. Shri U B Nikose, Shri Arun Deshpande and Shri Bhola Kamble took efforts for the grand success of the meeting.

07.01.2015:

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.1.2015:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f 1.1.2015 from 98.1% to 100.3% for CPSEs where last pay revision was implemented w.e.f. 1.1.2007.  Click Here for the orders

07.01.2015:

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.1.2015:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f 1.1.2015 from 234.5% to 238% for CPSEs where last pay revision was implemented w.e.f. 1.1.1997.  Click Here for the orders

07.01.2015:

EAST VIDARBHA (NAGPUR) BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA TO HOLD BI-ANNUAL GB MEETING:

East Vidarbha (Nagpur) Branch of AIBSNLREA is to hold its bi-annual General Body Meeting at 4.00 PM on Sunday, the 11th January 2015. The venue of the meeting is Amenity Hall, CTO Compound, Nagpur. All the members of the Branch and other retired Executives have been invited to attend the meeting. Shri P R Bhujbal, Branch Secretary may be contacted for further details on his mobile No. 9422810810.

06.01.2015:

E-JOURNAL JANUARY 2015 ISSUE:

January 2015 issue of AIBSNLREA E-journal has been uploaded and is available under the link "E-Journal" in the left column.

05.01.2015:

ABNORMAL DELAY IN PROCESSING THE CASE TO PREPARE THE CABINET NOTE IN REGARD TO THE LONG PENDING ISSUE OF EXTENSION OF BENEFIT OF MERGER OF 78.2% IDA WITH BASIC PENSION TO THE ABSORBED BSNL PENSIONERS – AIBSNLREA WRITES TO THE SECRETARY (T) SEEKING FOR HIS INTERVENTION TO EXPEDITE THE ISSUE:

Since the Department of Telecommunication is yet to finalize the Cabinet Note on the above issue and send the same to the Cabinet Secretariat seeking approval of Cabinet, AIBSNLREA has written to the Secretary(T) requesting for his intervention to expedite the matter.  View the letter

01.01.2015:

26TH MEETING OF SCOVA TO BE HELD ON 3rd FEBRUARY, 2015:

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has since notified that the 26th Meeting of SCOVA will be held on 3rd February 2015. However the venue of holding of the meeting is yet to be announced. The agenda to be discussed in the next meeting along with Action Taken Report on old items are also not yet circulated.