STATE NEWS - ANDHRA PRADESH

03.07.2017:

GB MEETING OF EAST GODAVARI BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD:

A General Body meeting of AIBSNLREA, East Godavari Branch was held on 29.06.2017 at Hotel RL GRAND, Kakinada under the chairmanship of Shri GV Ramakrishna, District President. Shri GSVSS Vara Prasad, DS invited Shri CH Gandhi OS (South) on to the dais. The meeting started at 10 AM with prayer by Shri KS Prakasa Rao. The General body expressed its deep condolence to the deceased members viz. S/Shri Seetapati R, Satyanarayana Kanda and Satyanarayana K. Six new members also joined the Association raising the membership of the branch to 193. After the opening remarks by the President, the Secretary explained the progress of revision of IDA pension with 78.2% IDA fitment, pension revision cases with 3% pay fixation benefit of the executives who retired between 10-06-2013 to 31-03-2016, enhanced DCRG cases with 20 lakhs limit w.e.f. 01-01-2016. It was reported that almost 80% cases stand settled by Pr. CCA Hyderabad and the attached office of the CCA at Vijayawada. District Secretary expressed his satisfaction about the functioning of the Pr. CCA attached office, Vijayawada. He also thanked Shri CH Gandhi, OS (south) who met Pr. CCA office many a times. The District Secretary and Shri Gandhi met CCA attached office on 22.06.2017 to have a fresh stock of the situation. There are many complaints against SBI and post offices where the pension arrears are not deposited even after 3 months of issuance of PPOs. Some members received arrears but no PPO have been received particularly from Pr. CCA Hyderabad office. Detailed discussion was held on the 3rd PRC Report for CPSE Executives. There was discussions about implementation of free night calling facility to pensioners, concessional telephone facility with 500 free calls to the retired executives of E3 and above. Shri CH Gandhi OS (South) informed the house that free night calling facility has not been extended in AP. S/Shri KBS Naidu, KP Sreenivasa Rao, A Rajagopala Rao, U Mallikharjuna Rao, M Venkateswara Rao, B Ananda Rao, S Satyanarayana, S Venkateswara Rao, I B Suryanarayana and U Suryanarayana actively participated in the discussions. The House also passed some resolutions. The General body also felicitated the following members who completed/completing 75 years of age this year:- Shri AV Chalapati, Shri K Kootaiah, Shri DSR Krishnaiah and Shri P Venkataratnam. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Shri S Satyanarayana followed by National Anthem. View the photos

26.10.2016:

EAST GODAVARI BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD ITS EC MEETING:

The Executive body meeting of AIBSNLREA East Godavari District Branch was held on 24.10.2016 under the president ship of Sri GV Rama Krishna, District President. Shri GSVSS Vara Prasad, District Secretary welcomed the members and informed the executive body about the sad demise Shri Ch Satyanarayana. The house then paid homage to the departed soul. The District Secretary placed the following details in respect of pension revision case. Out of total 391 pension revision cases for pre-2007 pensioners, 190 cases have already been sent to Pr CCA, Hyderabad and another 144 cases have since been processed and about to be sent. Rest 54 cases are having some discrepancies. In respect of post-2007 cases, out of total 597 revision cases, 345 cases are ready to be sent and balance 252 cases are under process. The DS further reported that the membership of the branch is now 179 and 57 new members joined from various SSAs during the last two years. President Shri GV Rama Krishna and S/Shri RSN Murty, Bhavachari, S Satyanarayana, A Kodanada rao appealed the members to mobilise the friends in other SSAs to either open new branch or join this branch. Shri Ch Gandhi OS (South) explained the progress of 78.2% IDA in various SSAs and further informed that the work at Pr CCA office also already started. The finance secretary then presented the financial status. It was resolved to deposit another Rs 40,000/- in the bank. Already Rs 40,000/- was in the bank. The executive discussed about implementation 7th CPC recommendations to the BSNL retirees after 1st January 2016. It is observed that the CCA offices are raising the objections saying that the said orders are not endorsed by BSNL. This issue is already taken up by General secretary as this is having impact on Executives only However It is requested to the members to put an individual representation to the administration to extend the benefits to them. The Executive decided to post pone the Bi annual General body meeting to December 2016.

14.07.2016:

QUARTERLY GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, EAST GODAVARI BRANCH HELD:

Quarterly General Body Meeting of AIBSNLREA, East Godavari Branch (AP State) was held on 11-07-2016 at Hotel RL Grand Kakinada under the president ship of Shri GV Rama Krishna. The DS welcomed Shri Ch Gandhi, CHQ Organizing Secretary(South) on to the dais. Shri GV Rama Krishna enlightened about the AIC held at Bhubaneswar to the members. The DS gave detailed report on the AIC and explained how the deliberations went on and the resolutions made. The house discussed the 78.2% DA merger issue and on the notional fixation of pay till the date of retirement and arrears there off for pre and post 2007 pensioners/family pensioners. The house expressed its happiness on the annulment of sharing of pension liability on 60:40 ratio issue once for all by the cabinet. Shri Ch Gandhi, CHQ Org Secretary ( South) touched upon all the issues raised by the members. Shri P Trimurtulu stressed the need to expand the organization levels in all SSAs. S/Shri B Ananda Rao, T Baburao , Kodanda Rao Vice president, Raghava Rao, KN Sastry, C Rama Krishna, P Ramakrishna, Bhava Chari, S Satya Narayana, CB Sarma, Raja Gopala Rao and almost all members participated in the deliberations. Shri KBS Naidu, Finance Secretary informed the house about the donation of Rs 15,000/- given to CHQ during the AIC. DS GSVSS Vara Prasad introduced the 8 new members to the house. 70 members attended the General body meeting. Now the total life membership of the Branch has reached 168. The house decided to conduct bi-annual General Body meeting in the month of November 2016 at Rajamahendravarm. The house was then adjourned for taking Lunch at Hotel RL Grand after presentation of vote of thanks at 1300hrs. View the photos

23.02.2016:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT BRANCH HELD:

The Quarterly General body meeting of AIBSNLREA, East Godavari District Branch was held on 21-02-2016 at Conference Hall, Sanchar Bhawan, Rajamahendravaram under the president ship of Shri GV Rama Krishna. The meeting started with prayer at 10.00 hrs. The house paid homage to the departed leaders. Shri GSVSS Vara Prasad, District Secretary welcomed the members. The President touched upon all the issues in his opening remarks. DS has explained various issues and their position including pay anomaly in fixation of pension of DoT employees absorbed in BSNL during 1-10-2000 to 31-07-2001, in ordinate delay in revision of pension to allow the fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% DA to the pre and post 2007 retired employees. DS also mentioned about the empanelment of three additional new hospitals which was perused with the management i.e. DM&HO, AP Circle Office by our association constantly. S/Shri CH Gandhi, A Kodanda Rao, Chalapati Rao KV, Nagabhushanam M, Ananda Rao B, Sundara Rao G, Babu Rao T, Sarveswara Rao K, KBS Naidu, KP Srinivasa Rao enlightened on the 78.2% DA issue and expressed disappointment on its slow progress. Shri RSN Murty and DS answered the questions raised by the members. Many members actively participated in the discussions and suggested to go for legal battle due to undue delay in settling 78.2% DA merger issue in consultation with CHQ . Thereafter DS welcomed Shri A SRINIVASA RAO, GMTD who joined the meeting at 11.45 hrs. The President honored GMTD by presenting a bouquet. He also welcomed Shri Sounder Rajan, DGM (F&A) and Shri Subbara Rao D, DGM. The District Secretary expressed his gratitude in resolving the medical bill issues including empanelment of new hospitals. GMTD, in response, assured to include some more hospitals in near future.
The DS then welcomed and introduced Smt Rajani, Hon’ble Senior Civil Judge & Secretary, District legal Services Authority, East Godavari District as the Chief guest to the house. She was presented with bouquet by Smt Lakshmi G and Smt Seeta Ch, both members of the Association. The Hon’ble judge explained judicature of District Legal Services Authority and its rendering justice to poor and needy people apart from regular courts. The Hon’ble judge also explained how the senior Citizens can help the Judiciary by helping the needy people as para legal volunteers. The house expressed their happiness to share their feelings with the Hon’ble judge .The DS, on behalf of the house wished Smt Rajani a grand success in her future assignment also on her promotion as District Judge .
The District secretary thanked specially to Shri A Srinivasa Rao, GMTD, Smt Rajani, Hon’ble Civil Judge. The DS also thanked S/Shri ASN Murty, ASV Rama Rao, Krishnaiah, S Satyanarayana for their immense support in hosting the Quarterly General body meeting in a grand manner. The DS then thanked all the members for their valuable suggestions in the organizational matters. The meeting was attended by 70 members. Five (5) new Life Members joined the Association taking the total strength of the Branch to 155. The meeting ended with National Anthem. This was followed by Lunch. View the photos

08.01.2016:

EAST GODAVARI BRANCH (AP STATE) OF AIBSNLREA AGAIN RISES TO THE OCCASION:

Shri Vara Prasad GSVSS, Secretary, East Godavari Branch of AIBSNLREA writes “On the call given by the CHQ, our members responded very quickly and we have sent a cheque of Rs 40,000/- to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Tamilnadu towards flood relief activities.” Cheque No. 327487 dated 07.01.2016 for Rs 40,000 drawn on Karur Vysya Bank Limited has been sent by the Branch to the Tamilnadu Government. CHQ sincerely thanks the members of the Branch for their prompt response. View the list of donors

21.08.2015:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT BRANCH HELD:

Quarterly General body meeting of AIBSNLREA, East Godavari District Branch was held on 15-10-2015 at RL GRAND Hotel, Kakinada under the president ship of Shri GV Rama Krishna. Meeting started with the prayer by Shri KS Prakasha Rao. Shri GSVSS Vara Prasad, District Secretary welcomed the members. The President touched upon all the issues in his opening remarks. DS has explained various issues and their status which include pay anomaly in fixation of pension of DoT employees absorbed in BSNL during 1-10-2000 to 31-07-2001, in ordinate delay in allowing the fitment benefit of merger of 78.2% IDA to the pre and post 2007 retired employees. DS also mentioned about the delay in settling medical bills. Many members have expressed their anguish in respect of postal authorities for not including the increased DA even after 6 months after the release of the orders. S/Shri CH Gandhi, A Raja Gopala Rao, A Kodanda Rao, Chalapati Rao KV, Raghavarao KV, Ramakrishna P, Sundara Rao G, Babu Rao T, Sarveswara Rao K, KBS Naidu, Acharyulu MVR enlightened the house and stressed the need to support CHQ in holding AIC. Many members actively participated in the discussions and suggested to go for legal battle due to undue delay in settling 78.2% DA merger in consultation with CHQ. District President Shri GV Ramakrishna invited Shri Anantam DGM, Kakinada to address the meeting. DS has also explained the status of empanelment of hospitals in the SSA. DS explained how the present GM is taking interest in settling the medical bills of retired employees. The association is having cordial relations with management. The General body also unanimously passed few resolutions. The District Secretary then thanked specially S/Shri G Ramakrishna and S Satyanarayana for their immense support in hosting the General body meeting in a grand manner. The DS also thanked all the members for their valuable suggestions in the organizational matters. The meeting was attended by 54 members. 3 new Life Members also joined the Association taking the total strength of the Branch to 150. The meeting ended with vote of thanks and National Anthem. This was followed by a Lunch. View a few photographs of GB Meeting

21.08.2015:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT BRANCH HELD::

The Annual General body meeting of AIBSNLREA, East Godavari District Branch (AP State) was held on 17-08-2015 in the Conference Hall, Sanchar Bhavan Rajahmundry. The meeting started at 09.30 hours under the president ship of Shri GV Rama Krishna. The General Body first paid homage to Bharata Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The General also paid tributes to those who lost their lives in the month of July 2015 during Maha Pushkarams of the Holy River Godavari. Shri GSVSS Vara Prasad District Secretary welcomed the members. He also explained various issues and their position including pay anomaly in fixation of pension of DoT employees absorbed in BSNL during 1-10-2000 to 31-07-2001, inordinate delay of 78.2% in allowing the benefit to the pre and post 2007 retired employees . DS also mentioned about the fake calls and reminded about the CHQ ‘s letter to CBI. S/Shri CB Sarma, A Raja Gopala Rao, Subrahmanyam, B Ananda Rao, RSN Murty, KSS Bhavachari enlightened the need of a separate retired executives association. Many members actively participated in the discussion. District President Sri Ramakrishna invited GMTD A Srivasa Rao as the Chief Guest. DGM ( F&A) , AGM (admin) also attended the meeting. The Special Chief guest Shri V Swamy 82 years was honored with presentation of bouquet, garland and shawl by the members along with GMTD, DGM(F&A). GMTD, DGM(F&A). They also felicitated four Chief guests viz., S/Shri A Booraiah, CB Sarma, C Ramakrishna and K N Sastry who attained 75 years with bouquet, garland and shawl. The District association also felicitated Sri Koteswarudu SDE (retired), Gunturu with bouquet, garland and shawl who was responsible for the getting the benefit regarding the recasting of pension for post 2007 BSNL pensioners who retired between 01-01-2007 to 02-09-2008. All the members participated very enthusiastically. GMTD who was overwhelmed by seeing the gathering of such huge number of retired executives in the meeting and expressed his happiness to be among such a huge gathering. All the members were introduced to GMTD. The District secretary Shri GSVSS Vara Prasad brought some important issues of pensioners like undue delay in settlement of medical bills to the notice of GMTD Rajahmundry and requested GMTD and DGM(F&A) to find a mechanism to issue some kind of acknowledgement of the receipt of the medical bills. DS has also expressed about the members displeasure regarding abnormal delay in empanelment of hospitals in Rajahmundry. GMTD and DGM (F&A) shared the feelings with the members and assured that they are committed to find solutions. The DS expressed his sincere thanks to DGM (F&A) who has used his good offices with Pr CCA Tamil Nadu in the settlement of Payment of commutation of arrears to those who retired during 01-01-2007 to 02-09-2008 by applying old commutation table of our STR members. The District secretary thanked specially to S/Shri Ch Gandhi, G Ramakrishna, KBS Naidu, A Kodanda Rao, G Ammiraju, A Rajagopala Rao, M Nagabhushanam, G Sundara Rao, P Trimurtulu, KSS Bhavachari and S Satyanarayana for their immense support in the day to day organizational matters. The meeting was attended by 75 members. 7 new Life Members joined making the total strength of the Branch to 147. The meeting ended with vote of thanks and reciting National Anthem. Thereafter, lunch was arranged at hotel SURYA. View a few photographs of GB Meeting