STATE NEWS - GUJARAT

19.01.2018:

RAJKOT BRANCH HELD ITS GENERAL BODY MEETING:

A General body meeting of Rajkot branch (Gujarat State) was held on 17-01-2018 at the conference hall of K.R.Telephone Exchange Building, Rajkot. Total 30 members were present. One new member joined the Association. Total membership of the Branch reached to 47.The meeting was presided over by Branch President Shri M.M. Chaniyara, who welcomed the members and briefed the members on all current issues and efforts made by the branch for solving the problems. State Secretary Shri A.B.Patel briefed the house regarding the initiatives of the State Branch for solving the problem of the members. He briefed about current status of court case for implementation 78.2% fixation from 1-1-2007 and other pension related issues and appealed to the members to donate liberally for legal fund as it requires huge financial support since the case is in Hon. Supreme court of India. He also told about DOT’s move on disbursement of pension directly in the accounts of the pensioners/family pensioners from the office of concerned CCAs instead of Post offices and Banks and our stand on the issue. Shri B.M.Bhavsar, Org. Secretary (W), CHQ addressed the House. He briefed the house about Medical reimbursement problems for with and without vouchers in details. He also told about the necessity of preparing “WILL” for our heirs to avoid litigation. Some local problems were also discussed. The meeting ended with vote of thanks presented by Shri Bhimani. It was followed by lunch sponsored by Shri M.D.Acharya, Senior Member of the Branch.

21.12.2017:

GUJARAT STATE BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD A GB MEETING:

Gujarat State Branch of AIBSNLREA held a get-together cum GB Meeting and celebrated Pensioners’ Day on 20th December, 2017 at 15-00 Hrs in Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall, Ahmedabad. Total 300 members attended the meeting and 23 new members joined the Association taking the total life membership to 1118. The meeting started with lightening of lamp and prayer by S/Shri B. C. Chauhan and P.K.Shah. The house then observed two minutes silence in memory of departed members and also some family members. Two Doctors from Apollo Hospital graced the occasion as Guests who were honoured by presentation of bouquets. Then Chief Guest Dr. Utpal Shah, a Cardiac Surgeon gave his presentation regarding Bypass Surgery and cardiac care. The Guest of Honour Dr. Mukesh Sharma, a Neurologist gave presentation on Brain Stroke. State President Shri P.B.Parmar presided over the function. In his welcome speech, he informed about pension revision issue. State Secretary Shri A.B.Patel presented his brief report on the activities of the State Branch and also about the cases taken up during the period, He briefed the House about the action taken by CHQ for Court case for getting the arrears from 1-1-2007 regarding 78.2% IDA merger. He further requested for the donation for legal fund. Then Shri B.M. Bhavsar, Organizing Secretary (West), CHQ addressed the house. He informed about the 3rd PRC and regarding preparation of "WILL" and for giving advertisements for preparation of Members' Directory. Shri M.R.Patel, SDE, CMTS Ahmedabad has gifted a Laptop to the Association for office work. On this occasion AIBSNLREA News, was released. Anchoring of meeting was done by Shri R.H.Barot Sr. AO. Shri R.M.Nayi, Vice President, presented the vote of thanks. The meeting was followed by dinner.

28.11.2017:

NADIAD BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD BI-MONTHLY GB MEETING:

Nadiad Branch (Gujarat State) of AIBSNLREA held its Bi-monthly General Body meeting on 23-11-2017 at Jay Maharaj Park Farm House, Boriyavi Village, near Anand. Forty seven members attended meeting. Three new members also joined the Association. Shri B.M. Patel, Branch Secretary welcomed the members and reported the activities of the Branch. He reported that all members of the branch have got their revised PPOs and also received the payments, except one member who retired from WTR and it is to be issued by Pr.CCA Mumbai. Cases of absorption in BSNL of Shri B.S.Patel and Shri M.G.Malek have been settled. However medical reimbursement of outdoor treatment without voucher is yet to be paid. The meeting was addressed by Shri P.B.Parmar, Circle President, Shri A.B.Patel, Circle Secretary and Shri B.M.Bhavsar Org. Secretary (W) CHQ . They appraised about current affairs such as Pay revision as per 3rd PRC and pension revision from 1-1-2017, medical reimbursement with and without vouchers, court case for getting arrears from 1-1-2007 to 9-6-2013 as per 78.2% IDA fitment formula and preparation of WILL etc. Vote of thanks was presented by Shri D.A.Patel. This was followed by lunch which was sponsored by Shri A.M.Mistry, Retd DE, Nadiad.

28.11.2017:

VARODARA BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD QUARTERLY GB MEETING:

The Quarterly General Body meeting of Vadodara Branch was held on 22-11-2017, at Hotel Utsav. 72 members attended meeting. Shri Ainapure, President of the Branch welcomed all the members. Shri R T Shah, Branch Secretary, Vadodara conducted the meeting & briefed the activities of Vadodara Branch of the Association. Shri B M Bhavsar, Organising Secretary (West), CHQ and Shri A B Patel, State Secretary, Gujarat addressed the House. Both of them gave detailed information about the important issues concerning the members. The house disbursed after lunch.  View Photographs of the meeting

12.08.2017:

VARODARA BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HOLDS ITS QUATERLY GB MEETING:

Varodara Branch (Gujarat State) of AIBSNLREA held its quarterly General Body meeting on 10-08-2017 at Hotel Utsav. Sixty seven members attended meeting. Shri Biniwale, President welcomed the members and then the house observed silence in memory of the departed members. Shri R T Shah, Branch Secretary briefed the activities of the Branch. He reported that all members of the branch have got their revised PPO and received payment of arrears. A few cases of 3% promotion benefit were also solved and the concerned members got the arrears on this account from BSNL. The long pending issue of non-payment of dental charges in Varodara SSA was also resolved. Shri A B Patel, State Secretary and Shri S L Sharma from State Branch addressed the gathering. The house decided to have next meeting with family on 20.08-2017 to enjoy musical event with dinner. The house disbursed after taking lunch. Afterwards, a delegation comprising of S/Shri A B Patel , S L Sharma, R T Shah, Shri Biniwale President and S Z Tailor met DGM F and PGM, Vadodara to discuss the problems of Vadodara SSA. Both the officers gave positive response and instructed the concerned officers to solve the issues raised during the discussion. View the Photos

30.05.2017:

ANNUAL GB MEETING OF GUJARAT STATE BRANCH HELD:

AIBSNLREA, Gujarat State Branch held it’s Annual General Body Meeting cum Get together Meeting in Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall, Ahmedabad on 25.5.2017 at 2.30 PM. About 275 members attended the meeting. 29 new members were also enrolled. Total strength of State Branch reached 1055 members. S/Shri R.S.Agrawal State vice President presided over the function. He welcomed the members and appraised the members with current problem of 78.2 IDA merger pension revisions. The meeting started with lighting of the lamp. It was followed with observance of two minutes silence in memory of the departed members. Senior members who completed 70 years of age as on 31.03.2017 were honoured with Shawl and Bouquet. A. B. Patel State Secretary addressed the gathering with details of work done by state branch during the last year. He appraised the members regarding medical bills, free night calling facility, medical reimbursement option without vouchers. He told that he along with other office bearers attended various meetings conducted by District Branches. Shri D M Patel, State Vice President also addressed the gathering and gave details about 2nd option of 7th CPC as well as the necessity to conduct type get-together meetings 3 to 4 times a year instead of twice a year. Shri B.M.Bhavsar, Org. Secretary(W),CHQ also addressed the members and discussed the current problems including effect of 3rd PRC. He put some resolutions before the house, which were passed unanimously. Shri M T Patel, State Financial Secretary placed the accounts for the financial year 2016-17 which was passed by the house unanimously. Existing executive body was dissolved by the president of function Shri S.R.Agrawal. New executive body was elected with minor alterations in existing executive body unanimously. Main office bearers were re-elected were: Shri P.B.Parmar as State President, Shri A B Patel as State Secretary and Shri M T Patel as State Financial Secretary. CWC members were also elected as per norms. Shri R.M.Nayi presented the vote of thanks. The whole meeting was well conducted Shri R H Barot. The meeting was followed by dinner.

27.12.2016:

GUJARAT STATE BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD A MEETING:

Gujarat State Branch of AIBSNLREA held a get-together cum Pensioners' day celebration meeting on 23rd December, 2016 at 15-00 Hrs in Ahmedabad medical Association Hall, Ahmedabad. Total 250 members attended the meeting and 13 new members joined the Association taking the total life membership to 916. The meeting started with lightening of lamp and prayer by Shri B. C. Chauhan. The house then observed two minutes silence in memory of departed members and also some family members. Two Doctors from Apollo Hospital graced the occasion as Guests who were honoured by presentation of bouquets. Then Chief Guest Dr. Hasit Joshi, a cardiac surgeon gave his presentation regarding B.P. and cardiac care. The Guest of Honour Dr. Hrutij Bhatt gave presentation on backache and spindle care. State President Shri P.B.Parmar presided over the meeting. In his welcome speech, he informed that against the target of 1000 membership, the State Branch could add only 60 members during the period after last meeting. He briefed the House about the action taken by State branch after issue of orders for 78.2% IDA merger and the efforts made to settle the individual problems of the members. State Secretary Shri A.B.Patel presented his brief report on the activity of the State branch, latest position of the revision of pension work as on 22nd December, 2016 and also about the cases taken during the period, He further requested for the donation. Vice president Shri. D. M. Patel spoke regarding the message received from an association regarding court case on 78.2% IDA merger issue and asking to sign ''Vakalatnama” which is unwarranted. Then Shri B.M. Bhavsar, Organizing Secretary (West), CHQ addressed the house. He informed about the 3rd PRC and other issues. Shri R.M.Nayi, Asstt. Finance Secretary presented his vote of thanks. On this occasion AIBSNLREA News, was released. The meeting was followed by dinner.

09.05.2016:

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, GUJARAT STATE BRANCH:

Gujarat State Branch of AIBSNLREA held it’s AGM on 02.05.2016 at Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall at Ahmedabad. The meeting started with lightening of lamp followed by prayer by Shri P K Shah Retd, AGM ATD. President Shri P. B. Parmar welcomed all the participants and informed about approval of Cabinet note on the proposal regarding merger of 78.2% for fitment of pension by Minister of Communications & IT. He appraised the members about AIC at Bhubaneswar and informed about dates of conference, delegate fee etc. and asked members to come forward to attend the AIC. He also informed about the activities of the Association during last six months. The House observed silence in memory of the departed members and family members of the Association. Out of forty four eligible senior Life Members who completed 70 years as on 31.03.2016 with minimum one year membership, twenty two members attended conference and they were honoured with bouquet and shawl. A presentation given by the Cardiac Surgeon of Apollo Hospital Ahmedabad was liked by all members. Secretary, Shri A. B. Patel addressed the gathering and gave brief report on the issues taken up with administration by the State Branch and CHQ. He gave latest information on the issue of Pension anomaly case of pensioners who retired during first ten months of formation of BSNL. Shri D. M. Patel, Vice President gave details on annual ceiling limit of medical reimbursement for Pre-2007 retirees and explained this. He also explained the admissibility of minimum pension to Pre-2006 retirees w. e. f. 01.01.2006 (including the pensioners’ having less than 33 years of service). Shri J K Makeana Retd. DE gave details of “NEW DIET SYSTEM” for maintaining health without any medicine. Joint Secretary (West) CHQ Shri B. M. Bhavasar also addressed the house and gave his experience on this “NAVI BHOJAN PRATHA” (NEW DIET SYSTEM). The meeting concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Shri Y. K. Patni, Jt. Secretary. The meeting was followed by a dinner. Total 240 members attended this meeting and 17 new members were got also enrolled. The magazine AIBSNLREA News, Gujarat Issue No. 7 was also published on this occasion.

19.12.2015:

AIBSNLREA, GUJARAT STATE BRANCH HOLD ITS GENERAL BODY MEETING:

Gujarat State Branch of AIBSNLREA held its GB meeting and Diwali get together on 15-12-2015 at Ahmedabad Medical Association Hall in Ahmedabad. The meeting started with lightening of lamp followed by prayer by Shri B.C.Chauhan. President Shri P.B.Parmar welcomed all the participants, and informed about the activities of the Association during last six months. The House observed silence in memories of flood victims of Taminadu and also the departed members and family members of the Association. Joint secretary (West) CHQ Shri B.M.Bhavasar addressed house emphasizing the need of association of pensioners and increase of its membership. State Secretary Shri A.B.Patel addressed gathering and gave brief report on issues of the members taken up with administration by the State Branch and CHQ. He gave latest information on the issue of pension revision with fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% IDA and Pension anomaly case of pensioners who retired during first ten months of formation of BSNL etc. Shri D.M.Patel Vice President gave details on 7th CPC and 3rd PRC. The meeting concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Shri R.M.Nayi Asst. Finance Secretary. The meeting was followed by a dinner. Total 230 members attended this meeting and 20 new members were got enrolled. The magazine AIBSNLREA News, Gujarat Issue no. 6 was also published on this occasion.

28.05.2015:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, GUJARAT STATE BRANCH HELD:

Gujarat State Branch of AIBSNLREA held its General Body Meeting on 25.05.2015 at Ahmedabad. 230 members attended the meeting and 24 new life members were enrolled during the meeting. Dr. Amit Agrawal and Dr Maharshi Bhatt graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. The meeting started by lighting of the lamp followed by prayers. The House first observed two minutes silence in memory of the recent earth quake victims and the departed pensioners and their family members. Thirty six senior members, who completed their 70 years of age, were honoured with presentation of bouquets and shawl. Then President Shri R.B.Goswami welcomed the Guests and the members. Both the Doctors gave an very useful presentation on orthopedic problems particularly about knee problems and replacement of joints with the help of slide show. They also cleared the doubts of the members. The State Secretary Shri. A.B.Patel informed the House about the latest position of the current issues like merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension, Pension anomaly case, Fake Calls being received about PF etc.. Assistant Finance Secretary Shri R.M.Nayi presented the account for the year 2014-15 which was passed by the House. Shri B.M.Bhavsar, Advisor then addressed the gathering. Thereafter, the Election for new office bearers for the next term was conducted. Shri P.B.Parmar, Rtd Principal G.M. (Finance) Gujarat Circle was elected as president. S/Shri A.B.Patel and M.T.Patel were elected as the State Secretary and Financial Secretary respectively. Shri A.N.Bhavsar gave the vote of thanks. The meeting was followed by a Dinner arranged in the same venue.