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THEY ARE AT IT AGAIN – DO NOT FALL PREY TO THEIR MISCHIEVIOUS AGENDA


A particular group of people are now busy in sending sms to our members asking them to join in a stated court case “against denied pension and other arrears” by sending them a wakalatnama and also money to join the case. These are the same people who once termed the DOT’s Presidential Order on 78.2% IDA as “notional” and even suggested to DOT to fix the pay on the last day of retirement so that no pay and pension arrears are to be paid. Moreover, they also welcomed the DOT’s defective order dated 18.7.2016 on pension revision with fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% IDA, called this a historic victory and went for wild celebrations. They even expressed their gratitude to Secretary, Telecom on issue of this defective order. Now they are again trying to deceive the retired BSNL executives in the name of going to court to fight for arrears and extract money and raise fund for themselves. Perhaps, they expected after the order for pension revision was issued, they would be flooded with huge donations. Maybe it did not happen and they have now found an alternative way to collect money.

On the other hand, AIBSNLREA’s stand on the issue had always been consistent based on strong logic. The Association tried its best to ensure that the revised fitment benefit on actual basis is allowed to all those who were in service on 01.01.2007. Unfortunately, in the face of betrayal by some groups who took damaging views, the efforts of AIBSNLREA was not successful. The Association knew what was coming and decided to accept whatever comes and then knock the door of the court to get justice. In the recently concluded All India Conference of AIBSNLREA held at Bhubaneswar, even before the Cabinet approval was known, the proposal to go to the court was approved in one voice. The Association was for long preparing itself for this and it was decided to move the court once the order for pension revision gets implemented, not only to get revised pay-fixation w.e.f. 01.01.2007, payment of DCRG, Leave Encashment, Commuted Value of Pension and even payment of arrears of pay which were due to the pensioners who were in service on 01.01.2007 but retired before 10.06.2013, pension arrears w.e.f 01.01.2007 to the pre-2007 BSNL pensioners and also pay arrears for those who retired/retiring after 09.06.2013. The Association will move the Court just at the appropriate time.
Since the case will be filed by AIBSNLREA on representative capacity, there will be no need for affected members/pensioners to join the case individually and send wakalatnama. The judgment will be applicable to one and all.


The Association calls upon its members and others not to fall prey to the mischievous propaganda and agenda of any group who, till the other day, had been supporting the Administration against the interests of the BSNL pensioners.

[Please also read the Article “BSNL Pensioners Bleed” and the editorial titled “Is it really a victory or defeat” in the August 2016 issue of e-journal of the Association uploaded in this website]

24.02.2017:

AIBSNLREA, PALAKKAD BRANCH HELD A GB MEETING:
Palakkad Branch of AIBSNLREA held a General Body Meeting at Top in town conference hall on 21.2.17. The meeting started at 11.00 hrs. Very elaborate discussions took place on all the problems pertaining to the members. 43 members participated in the meeting. All were highly frustrated over the inordinate delay in getting 78.2% ida merger fixation benefits. Very few pre-2007 pensioners have so far received the revised PPOs. Two new members joined the Association taking the total life membership strength of the Branch to 68. Retired DGM (Fin) Mr Ramanathan narrated details of BSNL MRS . Meeting ended at 13.15 hours and the members disbursed after a lunch arranged in the complex.

21.02.2017:

OBITUARY- SHRI P C DUBEY, PRESIDENT, AIBSNLREA, MAHARASHTRA STATE BRANCH IS NO MORE:
Shri P C Dubey, President of AIBSNLREA, Maharashtra State Branch has breathed his last to-day morning (21.02.2017) in Pune. He was not well for past over one month and was released from the Hospital only a few weeks back. His sudden demise is a great loss to AIBSNLREA. He took a leading role in organizing the Association in a big way in Maharashtra. The members of the Association mourn his sudden demise and pray to Almighty to give enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss. Let his soul rest in peace.

20.02.2017:

AIBSNLREA WRITES TO DIRECTOR (HR) REGARDING ABNORMAL DELAY IN PROCESSING THE PENSION REVISION CASES IN BSNL CIRCLES DESPITE ISSUE OF CLEAR ADVICE TO EXPEDITE THE PENDING PENSION REVISION CASES AND ALSO FURNISH INFORMATION REGARDING THE CURRENT STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ORDER TO REVISE THE PENSION - CITES THE CASE OF CGM, TELECOM FACTORY, KOLKATA:

Drawing the attention to BSNL Circle Office letter No. 40-06/2011-Pen(B)(Pt) dated 16/1/2017, wherein all Circles were advised to expedite the work for revision of remaining PPOs and also to furnish information regarding the current status of implementation of the said DOT Order dated 18.07.2016 to BSNL Corporate Office, AIBSNLREA has written to Director (HR) stating “that even after this clear advice from your Office, the Circles are not taking the issue seriously and revision of PPOs and payment of revised pension/arrears are getting abnormally delayed. In this respect, we may quote the case of CGM, Telecom Factory, and Kolkata, in which out of total 800 cases only about 80 pension revision cases have been processed. The CGM, Telecom Factory, Kolkata had actually outsourced the work to a private agency which has since stopped the work. As a result, the pensioners/family pensioners who retired from Telecom Factory, Kolkata are suffering for no fault on their part.” The Association has also sought for her intervention in the matter. View the letter

19.02.2017:

29TH MEETING OF SCOVA HELD ON 12TH JANUARY, 2017 - DOP&PW ISSUES MINUTES:

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, vide its F No. 42/16/2016-P&PW(G) dated 16.02.2017, has since issued the minutes of the 29th Meeting of SCOVA held on 12.01.2017. Extract of the minutes in respect of two important points discussed in the meeting are reproduced below:

“Item No. 5(ii) Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-CGHS areas: Ministry of Health informed that the final EFC Memo is under submission to the Secretary. The proposal covers Central Government Civil employees and pensioners only and that too for indoor treatment. OPD and appliances would not be covered under the proposed scheme.

Disabled War Veteran (India) raised the issue of covering prosthesis under the scheme and stated that thgis will facilitate rehabilitation. The Hon’ble MOS(PP) observed that prosthesis good quality is now available. It was decided that Secretary (P&PW) will have a meeting with the Department of Empowerment of persons with Disabilities and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to discuss the question of covering prosthesis for Civil Government employees/pensioners under CGHS/Medical Insurance. [Action: Ministry of Health & DOPPW]

Item No. 5(v) Anomaly in fixation of pension of DOT employees absorbed in BSNL retired between 01.10.2000 and 31.07.2001: Department of Telecom informed that, as desired by Department of Expenditure, financial implication on the formula suggested by DOP&PW was being worked out in consultation with BSNL. Meanwhile, CAT Principal Bench has allowed a petition filed by BSNL absorbed pensioners for fixing their pension only on the basis of IDA pay drawn after absorption in BSNL. Department of Telecom was requested to examine the judgment of CAT. View the complete Minutes

18.02.2017:

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SENDS POINT-WISE REPLY TO THE RESOLUTIONS ON DIFFERENT ISSUES WHICH WERE PASSED IN THE ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF AIBSNLREA AT BHUBANESWAR:

Department of Telecommunications has now sent a point-wise reply to the resolutions on different issues which were passed in the AIC of AIBSNLREA held at Bhubaneswar. The replies are not acceptable in most of the issues and shall have to be pursued further. View the DoT letter

17.02.2017:

DOP&PW FORWARDS REPRESENTATIONS FROM AIBSNLREA AND FOUR OTHERS ON DIFFERENT SUBJECTS TO DOT TO CONSIDER THE ISSUES:

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has forwarded representations from AIBSNLREA and four others to Department of Telecommunications to consider the issues in accordance with the extant rules/instructions under intimation to the representationists. AIBSNLREA’ representation dated 29.10.2016 was posted in this website on 31.10.2016 and may be viewed. View the DoP&PW letter

17.02.2017:

BSNL RESPONDS TO AIBSNLREA’S LETTER TO DIRECTOR (HR) POINTING OUT TO A FEW OMMISSIONS IN DOT’S ORDER 31.08.2016 ON EXTENSION OF CGHS FACILITY TO THE RETIRED BSNL/MTNL EMPLOYEES:

AIBSNLREA had earlier addressed a letter to Director (HR), BSNL on 1.9.2016 [view posting dated 02.09.2016 in this website to read the letter] pointing out to a few omissions in the DOT’s order on extension of CGHS facility to the retired BSNL/MTNL employees. BSNL has since responded to that letter and stated that as regards the “one time contribution” and the amount to be paid by different categories of retired BSNL employees, the quantum of contribution is to be decided by CGHS based on pay scale of employee. It has further started that the retired employees will have to surrender BSNLMRS facility and subscribe to CGHS by paying one time contribution. The subscription paid for the same will be reimbursed by BSNL on producing the proof of payment and submission of final claim. View the BSNL letter

15.02.2017:

BI-ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING of AIBSNLREA, EAST VIDARBHA BRANCH HELD:

East Vidarbha (Nagpur) Branch held its bi-annua;l GB Meeting on Saturday, the 11th February, 2017 at Amenity Block, CTO Compound, Nagpur under the Chairmanship of Shri U B Nikose President of the Branch. After paying tributes to the two departed members, Shri V W Patil Vice President of branch welcomed all the life members including the newly enrolled life members. Shri Arun Deshpande Branch Secretary briefed the house regarding the various meetings held with SSA/WTR/WTP units and CCA Nagpur for expeditious settlement of pension revision of BSNL pensioners retired prior to 10-06-2013. He also reported the current status of pension revision with revised fitment formula 78.2%. Shri P R Bhujbal CHQ Vice President addressed the house and highlighted the important key issues of the BSNL pensioners. Members were informed about the latest status of the applicability of modified provision in CCS pension Rules regarding enhancement of DCRG limit, Issue of Identity Cards to BSNL pensioners in revised format linking with aadhar number as per DOP&PW order12-08-2015, Revision of pension for the pre 2006 BSNL pensioners by delinking of revised pension from 33 years of qualifying service, Restoration of benefit of fixed medical allowance for outdoor medical treatment without vouchers, Development and implementation of “Web based program” to monitor the status of medical bills. [Please visit Maharashtra State Section of State News page of this website to read the full report]

14.02.2017:

BSNL RESPONDS TO AIBSNLREA’S LETTER TO DIRECTOR (HR) POINTING OUT TO A FEW OMMISSIONS IN DOT’S ORDER 31.08.2016 ON EXTENSION OF CGHS FACILITY TO THE RETIRED BSNL/MTNL EMPLOYEES:

AIBSNLREA had earlier addressed a letter to Director (HR), BSNL on 1.9.2016 [view posting dated 02.09.2016 in this website to read the letter] pointing out to a few omissions in the DOT’s order on extension of CGHS facility to the retired BSNL/MTNL employees. BSNL has since responded to that letter and stated that as regards the “one time contribution” and the amount to be paid by different categories of retired BSNL employees, the quantum of contribution is to be decided by CGHS based on pay scale of employee. It has further started that the retired employees will have to surrender BSNLMRS facility and subscribe to CGHS by paying one time contribution. The subscription paid for the same will be reimbursed by BSNL on producing the proof of payment and submission of final claim. View the BSNL letter

14.02.2017:

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFORM THE STATUS OF THE ISSUES REGARDING APPLICABILITY OF DOP&PW OM NO. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A)(i) DATED 04.08.2016 TO THE EMPLOYEES ABSORBED IN BSNL AND ALSO APPLICABILITY OF DOP&PW’S OM NO. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) DATED 06.04.2016 TO THE IDA PENSIONERS ABSORBED IN BSNL:

In a communication dated 07.02.2017, Department of Telecommunication has informed that the issue regarding applicability of DOP&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(i) DATED 04.08.2016 to the employees absorbed in BSNL, who are governed under the Rule-37(A) of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972, is under examination in consultation with DOP&PW. Similarly, the issue regarding applicability of DOP&PW PM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 06.04.2016 to the IDA pensioners in BSNL is under examination in consultation with DOP&PW. The former issue relates to extending the benefit of Government’s decisions for revision of procedure regulating gratuity, commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump sum compensation etc to the absorbed BSNL pensioners as ordered for the Government pensioners. The other issue relates to “Revision of pension of Pre-2006 pensioners – delinking of revised pension from qualifying service of 33 years.”

13.02.2017:

SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, WEST BENGAL STATE BRANCH HELD:

A Special General Body meeting of AIBSNLREA, West Bengal State Branch was held at CTO auditorium Kolkata on 7th February with Sri Sanat Kumar Maitra, President of the Branch in the chair. The meeting was attended by more than 300 members. After observing one minute silence in memory of two departed members, the State Secretary Shri S K Palit placed his brief report along with status of Pension revision on date. He congratulated all the members to attend the meeting in large numbers despite negative propaganda launched by a leader of a so called pensioners' group. There was much enthusiasm in the members to listen to the address by General Secretary Shri S. Basu. The General Secretary, in his speech, narrated the history of beginning of Pension Revision following the judgment in D S Nakara & others case which became an important factor for 4th CPC to recommend pension revision even for those who retired decades back – even though only a few individuals were the petitioners in the case. He reminded the audience how the particular group once opposed tooth and nail revision of pension in IDA scale, damaged the case of payment of arrears with 78.2% IDA w.e.f. 1.1.2007 and justified the order on 78.2% IDA merger as “notional”, welcomed the defective order on pension revision and went for wild celebration calling this defective Order of DOT as their “victory”. Now when they pretend to show sympathy to the cause of pensioners on the question of denial of pension arrears, their intention becomes loud and clear. The pensioners need to protect themselves from the clutches of such vested interests. GS also dealt with the Medical facilities to the pensioners and efforts being made to improve upon the same. He also gave the latest status of the issue of extending the benefit of latest order increasing the limit of DCRG to the BSNL IDA pensioners and applicability of the Order on delinking of 33 years of qualifying service for revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners etc. He also replied to a few doubts raised by the members. S/Shri Alok Sinha, Sibir Gupta and Kanti Chattopadhyay, all Life Members of the Branch, shared the cost of refreshment served in the meeting. The meeting ended after presentation of vote of thanks at 5 PM. View Photographs of the meeting

13.02.2017:

STATE SECRETARY, AIBSNLREA, UP MEETS OFFICERS OF DIRECTOR POSTAL SERVICES LUCKNOW:

State Secretary of AIBSNLREA, Uttar Pradesh visited the office of Director Postal Services, Lucknow and met the concerned Officers since a number of cases where Revised PPOs have been issued by CCA Lucknow, the concerned Post Offices have not received the same causing further delay in payment of revised pension and the arrears thereof. He also handed over a letter in this regard addressed to DPS since he was not in office. The A.C.A.O (Rly. Pension) informed that the Revised PPOs have been received in bulk and arrangements have now been made to segregate them and efforts are being made to send them to the respective Post Offices before this month end.

12.02.2017:

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (PMO) FORWARDS AIBSNLREA’S REPRESENTATION DATED 30.01.2017 AGAINST DENIAL/NON-RESTORATION OF SECOND ACP TO THE RETIRED CIVIL WING EXECUTIVES OF BSNL OF CIVIL ZONE, KOLKATA TO THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS:

AIBSNLREA had represented to the Prime Minister of India against denial/non-restoration of benefit of second ACP to the retired Civil Wing Executives of BSNL by West Bengal Civil Zone, BSNL, Kolkata (view posting dated 30.01.2017 in this website to read the representation). Now Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has forwarded the said representation to the Secretary, Department of Telecommunications for action as appropriate. View the PMO letter

10.02.2017:

DOP&PW FORWARDS AIBSNLREA’S REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE OF STATE EMBLEM ON THE IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED TO THE PENSIONERS’ RETIRED FROM CENTRAL GOVT. CIVIL SERVICE:

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has since forwarded the representation dated 27.10.2016 of AIBSNLREA seeking clarification on DOP&PW’s OM dated 26.10.2016 regarding its applicability (view posting dated 29.10.2016 in this website to read the letter) to the Department of Telecommunication to take necessary action on the matter as per DOP&PW OM dated 26.10.2016 and inform the applicant accordingly. View the DOP&PW letter

09.02.2017:

EAST VIDARBHA (NAGPUR) BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA TO HOLD ITS BIANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING:

East Vidarbha Branch, Nagpur of AIBSNLREA is holding its next bi-annual General Body Meeting on Saturday, the 11th February 2017 at Amenity Hall, CTO Compound, and Nagpur at 4 PM. All Life Members of Nagpur Branch and other retired BSNL Executives are requested to attend the meeting in large numbers and make it a grand success.

09.02.2017:

MUMBAI BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA MET CGMM, WTR AND OTHERS:

The representatives of AIBSNLREA, Mumbai Branch comprising of S/Shri S.P. Varma, Secretary, N.K. Devassy, Vice-President, B.S.Yadav, Jt.Secretary, S.R.Yadav, Member and S.B. Chauhan Member met CGMM, WTR, PGM(M) and DGM (F) on 25.1.2017 and discussed in detail different issues pertaining to individual members and common issue of revision of pension with fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% D.A. CGMM, WTR says that work is going on priority basis and will be completed shortly. The Association requested to depute additional staff for this work so as to avoid further delay.

06.02.2017:

E-JOURNAL FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE:

February 2017 issue of AIBSNLREA E-journal has been uploaded and is available under the link "E-Journal" in the left column.

04.02.2017:

DISBURSEMENT OF PENSIONARY BENEFITS TO ALL THE COMBINED SERVICE PENSION OPTEE ABSROBED EMPLOYEES OF MTNL:

DoT has stated that the payment of arrears of pensionary benefits such as DCRG, Commutation, Pension etc., to all categories of erstwhile employees of the Government, absorbed in MTNL who have opted for pension on Combined Service will be made by the O/o Pr.CCA Delhi and Pr.CCA Mumbai on behalf of the Government w.e.f.1.10.2000 without deviating from the decision taken by the Union Cabinet conveyed vide Gazette Notification G.S.R.No.138 (E) dated 3.3.2014 by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions amending Pension Rules. View the DoT letter

03.02.2017:

GENERAL SECRETARY TO ADDRESS A SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, WEST BENGAL:

West Bengal State Branch of AIBSNLREA is holding a Special General Body Meeting on Tuesday, the 7th February, 2017 in CTO Hall, Kolkata at 13.00 hours. General Secretary, AIBSNLREA will be addressing the meeting. All members of the Association and other retired BSNL executives have been invited to attend the meeting. The State Branch will distribute its latest Telephone Directory/Wall Calendar 2017 in the meeting.

02.02.2017:

UP STATE BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA MEETS PGM(HR/ADMN), LUCKNOW:

S/Shri R S Arora, State Secretary and Shri U S Srivastava, Joint Secretary, UP State Branch of AIBSNLREA met PGM(HR/Admn), Lucknow in his office on 31.01.2017 and discussed a few issues of importance. The response of the PGM was very positive and he responded to the request to renew the empanelment of Prakash Netra Kendra, Gomtgi Nagar by stating that it may get the renewal for 2017-18 during March 2017. In regard to pending pension revision cases, he said that he himself is monitoring the progress and 8 SSAs have been addressed in the matter. He further said that the Meeting/Conference Hall can be considered for allotment provided the applications are received at least one month in advance along with other details. He further assured to look into the medical bill case of Shri Chhote Lal and pay anomaly case of Shri H C Dutta.

01.02.2017:

PERSONAL INCOME TAX:

According to the budget proposal in the Union Budget for the financial year 2017-18 presented in the Lok Sabha today, tax rate in the income tax group of Rs. 2.5 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs for personal tax has been reduced to 5% in place of existing 10%. Tax rates in other slabs remain the same. However, surcharge @ 10% on income tax on income over 50 lakhs and upto one crore has been introduced.

31.01.2017:

AIBSNLREA AGAIN TAKES UP THE ISSUE OF PENSIONERS’ IDENTITY CARD TO THE BSNL IDA PENSIONERS IN THE REVISED FORMAT LINKING THE AADHAR NUMBER AS ORDERED BY DOP&PW:

AIBSNLREA has since addressed a letter to DDG(Estt), on the above issue since there is no apparent further progress in the matter. The Association points out that after exchange of few communications between Department of Telecommunications and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the matter is still unresolved. It has requested DDG(Estt), DOT to intervene in the matter so that the issue gets resolved without further delay. View the letter

30.01.2017:

AIBSNLREA REPRESENTS TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA AGAINST DEENIAL/NON-RESTORATION OF BENEFIT OF SECOND ACP TO THE RETIRED CIVIL WING EXECUTIVES OF BSNL BY WEST BENGAL CIVIL ZONE, BSNL, KOLKATA ON FLIMSY GROUNDS AND IN UTTER DISREGARD TO THE ORDERS/CLARIFICATIONS ISSUED ON THE SUBJECT BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES AND APPEALS FOR HIS IMMEDIATE INTERVENTION:

AIBSNLREA has since been pursuing the above issue with all concerned wherein BSNL Civil Zone, Kolkata had withdrawn the benefit of second ACP granted to 16 of its retired SDEs (Civil) by deliberately linking the ACP Scheme with ”BSNL MSRR 2009” with the issue which has no relevance in the present case. Moreover, DOP&T had already clarified that the regular service for the purpose of ACP was to be counted from the direct entry grade of the officials. Further, BSNL Corporate Office has also clarified that “diploma in appropriate field of engineering with 10 years of experience shall be construed to equivalent to Degree in Engineering”. But the BSNL Civil Zone, Kolkata is not taking into cognizance of these clarifications and linking the issue with “BSNL MSRR 2009” which is totally wrong and unacceptable, since ACP Scheme is governed under separate Orders of the Government of India. The Association has referred to a reply received from BSNL Civil Zone, Kolkata vide its No. 11-01/20156-CEEZ/1331 dated 17.10.2016 [view posting dated 10.12.2016 in this website to read the letter] wherein it tried to justify its wrong action. The Association has now sought the kind intervention of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for restoration of the benefit of second ACP to the 16 retired SDEs (Civil) and also extend the benefit to the other eligible retired SDEs. View the letter

29.01.2017:

DOP&PW ISSUES CLARIFICATION REGARDING TIMELY PAYMENT OF GPF FINAL PAYMENT TO THE RETIRING GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO AVOID PAYMENT OF INTEREST:

As per Rule 11(4) of GPF Rules 1960, in case the GPF balance is not paid on retirement, interest on the GPF balance is required to be paid for the period beyond the date of retirement also. Now DOP&PW has issued a detailed clarification on the measures to be taken to ensure timely final payment of GPF and avoid payment of such interests. View the DOP&PW order

29.01.2017:

AIBSNLREA, WEST BENGAL STATE BRANCH MEETS CCA, WEST BENGAL CIRCLE:

The President, State Secretary and Assistant State Secretary of AIBSNLREA, West Bengal Branch had a prescheduled meeting with CCA West Bengal and other officers on 25th January to discuss the status of Pension revision and other pensioners’ related issues. The Association representatives thanked the CCA for uploading the list of 1325 revision cases settled as on 16th January. The CCA informed the representatives that another 225 cases which have already been settled and other 375 disputed (wanting Bank A/c No. etc.) cases will also be uploaded by 31st January, 2017. It was further reported that out of total 6000 plus revision cases, only about 2500 cases from different BSNL units have so far been received. The Association objected to the mode of delivery of the personal copy of the revised PPOs to the Pensioners’ last office and wanted these be sent to their residences. The CCA readily accepted the request of the Association and instructed his officers to send the personal copies of the revised PPOs to the respective pensioners’ addresses. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.

27.01.2017:

AIBSNLREA WRITES TO DIRECTOR (HR), BSNL FOR GIVING GREEN SIGNAL TO CGM, ITPC, PUNE TO IMPLEMENT THE WEB BASED PROGRAM FOR MONITORING MEDICAL CLAIMS OF BSNL RETIRED EMPLOYEES BY USING HIS OWN FINANCIAL POWERS:

AIBSNLREA has since addressed a letter to Director (HR), regarding implementation of BSNL’s letter dated 10.08.2016 to CGM, ITPC, Pune for development and implementation of a web based program to monitor the medical claims of the BSNL retired employees. The Association has pointed out in its letter that “We had discussed the issue in a meeting held with General Manager (Admn), BSNL on 20.12.2016 in his chamber and was told that the CGM, ITPC Pune has been advised to cut down the cost of the server needed for the purpose. Thereafter, we have tried to ascertain the position from the office of CGM, ITPC, Pune and have come to know that the projected cost is the barest minimum and there is no cushion to reduce it further. We also understand that CGM, ITPC, Pune may get it implemented within his financial powers, if your office gives him the green signal”. Accordingly, the Association has urged Director (HR) “to kindly advice the CGM, ITPC, Pune to get the said web based program implemented immediately within his financial powers”. View the BSNL letter

26.01.2017:

BSNL RESPONDS TO AIBSNLREA’S REPRESENTATION TO PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA REGARDING NON PAYMENT OF ENHANCED GRATUITY TO THE ABSORBED BSNL IDA PENSIONERS:

BSNL has since responded to AIBSNLREA’s representation to the Prime Minister of India regarding non-payment of enhanced gratuity to the BSNL IDA pensioners following issue of Orders by DOP&PW enhancing the limit of gratuity to Rs 20 lakhs w.e.f. 1.1.2016. BSNL has informed that Director (HR) had already taken up the matter with DOT requesting to issue detailed guidelines on the matter. A reminder was also subsequently issued by General Manager (Estt), BSNL Corporate Office. BSNL has further informed the representation of the Association is transferred to DoT for taking further necessary action in the matter. View the BSNL letter

26.01.2017:

SULTANPUR BRANCH (UP STATE) OF AIBSNLREA RECONSTITUTED:

Sultanpur Branch of AIBSNLREA in UP State, which was formed in 2009 with members on monthly subscription basis, has been reconstituted on 09.09.2016 with 8 Life Members. S/Shri Ram Asare Mishra, Retd CAO and R K Upadhyay, Retd DE were elected as the Branch President and Branch Secretary respectively. Shri R K Tiwary, Retd Sr. SDE is the Finance Secretary of the Branch.

25.01.2017:

SUSTAINED EFFORTS BY AIBSNLREA, WEST BENGAL STATE BRANCH TO GET THE PENSION REVISION CASES SETTLED YIELD RESULTS:

Sustained efforts being made by West Bengal State Branch of AIBSNLREA to get the pension revision cases with fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% IDA expeditiously settled and the request made to the concerned CCAs to upload the lists in their respective websites is yielding result. CCA, West Bengal has uploaded a list of 1325 settled cases in its website [List enclosed]. Earlier, CCA, Kolkata had uploaded a similar list of 1400 cases. These lists can be viewed in the website of CCA, West Bengal [www.ccawestbengal] and CCA, Kolkata [www.ccakol.gov.in]. View the List appearing in the website of CCA, West Bengal

19.01.2017:

AIBSNLREA, ODISHA BRANCH MET CGMT, BSNL, BHUBANESWAR:

The Office bearers of Odisha State Branch along with Shri Banamber Swain met CGMT, Odisha in his chamber on 18.01.2017 and discussed the following issues:- (1) appointment of a Nodal officer of GM level to coordinate with the concerned branches to process the grievances of the pensioners, (2) case of Shri Banamber Swain quoting the prevailing rules and orders to settle his cases for Commutation, Gratuity with interest and reconciliation of some instalments of HBA deduction schedule with CCA, (3) expeditious settlement of cases for revised pay fixation order with 78.2% IDA, (4) arbitrary limitation of medical reimbursement claims, in violation of the existing orders, for tests conducted in reputed pathological labs to that of CGHS rates even when the claims are well within the yearly eligibility limits. The CGMT assured to consider the points raised by the Association. View the photograph of the representatives of the Branch Association waiting to meet the CGMT

18.01.2017:

BSNL RESPONDS TO AIBSNLREA’S REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING UNDUE DELAY IN PROCESSING THE PENSION PAPERS OF THE ABSORBED BSNL PENSIONERS WHO RETIRED BEFORE 10.06.2013 EXTENDING THE BENEFIT OF MERGER OF 78.2% IDA LEADING TO NON-ISSUE OF REVISED PENSION PAYMENT ORDERS:

AIBSNLREA had been perusing with BSNL in the matter of abnormal delay in many of its field units to process the cases for revision of pension of the absorbed BSNL pensioners and forward the same to the CCA Offices which resulted in non-issue of revised PPOs and instructions to the pension disbursing authorities to revise the pension and pay the arrears thereof. Now BSNL has taken note of the present state of affairs and issued an instruction stating that: “….. It is, therefore, requested that information regarding current status of implementation of the said order be furnished to this office and revision of remaining PPOs be expedited so that payment of revised pension/family pension is made at an early date”. View the BSNL letter

16.01.2017:

ODISHA STATE BRANCH HELD A GB MEETING:

A General Body Meeting of Odisha State Branch of AIBSNLREA was organized on 11.01.2017. Issues regarding non-issue of Revised Pension Payment Orders with benefit of merger of 78.2% IDA as on 01.01.2007 was discussed in detail. Cases of S/Shri D.L.Das and Banamber Swain also came up for discussion. Four new life members joined the Association. In this GB Meeting, following few changes in the State Body was carried out: S/Shri Amarnath Sahoo and Radha Shyam Patra were elected as CWC Members. Shri P K Kar was elected as Asst. State Secretary. S/Shri Bibhu Prasad Mishra and Bhimasen Sahoo were elected by the GB as the Organizing Secretaries. The GB meeting was followed by a grand Picnic with the participation of the family members. The participants enjoyed the program and took part in various entertaining items and contributory lunch. It was decided to meet again in April 2017. View photograph

12.01.2017:

RESTORATION OF BENEFIT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS WITHOUT VOUCHER FOR OUTDOOR TREATMENT TO THE BSNL PENSIONERS:

AIBSNLREA had been taking up the above issue in different forums since long. In the meeting held with GM (Admn), BSNL Corporate Office on 21.12.2016 [view posting dated 21.12.2016 in this website], it was reported that a comprehensive proposal on the issue has since been prepared and the same was sent to Establishment Branch for further action. We have discussed the issue yesterday with the concerned Officers who are examining the proposal and it was assured to expedite the same.

10.01.2017:

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.1.2017:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f 1.1.2017 from 120.3% to 119.5% for CPSEs where last pay revision was implemented w.e.f. 1.1.2007.  Click Here for the orders

10.01.2017:

REVISION OF IDA W.E.F. 1.1.2017:

DPE has issued orders revising IDA w.e.f 1.1.2017 from 272% to 270.7% for CPSEs where last pay revision was implemented w.e.f. 1.1.1997.  Click Here for the orders

10.01.2017:

DOP&PW ISSUES ACTION TAKEN REPORT ON THE DECISIONS TAKEN IN THE 28TH MEETING OF SCOVA HELD ON 27.06.2016:

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has since issued the Action Taken Report on the minutes of 28th Meeting of SCOVA held on 27.06.2016. The items at Serial No. 2, 5 and 6 of the ATR are of special significance to the absorbed BSNL pensioners. The item at Serial No. 2 pertains to introduction of Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners. Item at Serial No. 5 is regarding the anomaly in fixation of pension to DOT employees absorbed in BSNL retired between 01.10.2000 and 31.07.2001. The item at Serial No. 6 is about the issue regarding “merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to absorbed BSNL pensioners” for which Orders have already been issued.   View the ATR issued by DOP&PW

09.01.2017:

CCA, WEST BENGAL CIRCLE TO ORGANISE THREE DAY CAMP FOR DLC REGISTRATION OF DOT/BSNL PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS THROUGH THE JEEVAN PRAMAN PORTAL:

Controller of Communication Accounts, West Bengal Circle has intimated that it would organize a three (3) day camp in its Office at 8, Esplanade East, Kolkata 700069 from 10 AM to 5 PM on 11th, 12th and 13th January 2017 for DLC registration of DOT/BSNL pensioners/family pensioners through Jeevan Praman portal. All pensioners/family pensioners from DOT and BSNL have been requested to present themselves with their Aadhar Number, PPO No with Bank/Post Office details of their pension account for DLC registration.

08.01.2017:

KOLHAPUR BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD ITS QUARTERLY GENERAL BODY MEETING:

Kolhapur Branch (Maharashtra State) of AIBSNLREA held its quarterly General Body Meeting today (08.01.2017) under the president ship of Shri L M Godi, Branch President. He welcomed all the members and after the prayer informed the house about the sad demise of Shri. SG Naik, Rtd.AE Civil and a Life Member of the Branch. The House observed 2 minutes’ silence in memory of the departed soul. Shri D K Joshi, Branch Secretary then informed the House about the developments taken place after the last quarterly GB Meeting held in October 2016. He gave elaborated account of the developments on the issue of revision of Pension with fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% of IDA and gave the latest status regarding the progress of pension revision work in the concerned SSAs and also in the Circle in general. He also informed about the major events of year 2016 and wished the more colorful year of 2017 [View Maharashtra State Section of State News page of this website to read the complete report]

07.01.2017:

NEW BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA FORMED IN BALIA (UP STATE):

A General Body Meeting of the retired BSNL Executives of Balia was held in Balia Telephone Exchange on 07.01.2017 in the presence of Shri Yad Ali, Branch Secretary, AIBSNLREA, Varanasi. Eight retired Executives attended the meeting. After some discussions, it was decided to form a Branch of AIBSNLREA in Balia and followings were elected unanimously as the Office Bearers of the Branch: Shri M Z Ansari, President (Mob No 9415244486), Shri Khurshed Ahemad, Branch Secretary (Mob No 8546039202) and Shri R Y Sharma (Mob No 9415248973), Finance Secretary.

06.01.2017:

E-JOURNAL JANUARY 2017 ISSUE:

January 2017 issue of AIBSNLREA E-journal has been uploaded and is available under the link "E-Journal" in the left column.

04.01.2017:

SURAT BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD ITS GENERAL BODY MEETING:

Surat Branch of AIBSNLREA, Gujarat State held its General Body Meeting on 2nd January, 2017. Total 46 members attended the meeting. 8 new members were also enrolled. The meeting started with welcome speech by Branch Secretary Shri N. J. Nakawala. He also presented his report on the activities during the period from the last meeting. Shri A. B. Patel, State Secretary informed about the position of revision of pension as per 78.2 % IDA cases of Surat SSA and other issues. Shri B. M. Bhavsar, Organizing Secretary (West), CHQ also addressed the house and informed about the latest position of the important cases and other matters. The meeting ended with vote of thanks to the chair and the participants.