STATE NEWS - TAMILNADU

27.12.2019:

CHENNAI BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HELD ITS GB MEETING:

AIBSNLREA, Chennai Branch held a General Body Meeting on 19.12.2019 at Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Chennai. 61 members attended the meeting which started at 10-30 hours under the chairmanship of Shri V. Dakshinamoorthy, President. After prayer by Smt. R. Padmini and Smt. J. Rajalakshmi., the house observed one minute’s silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls of Late R. Raghavan, S. Madhusudanan and K.K.Parthasarathy. A few members including CHQ President and Branch President remembered the services rendered by them to the department as well as to our organization. Shri V.Dakshinamoorthy, President welcomed all the members and expressed his happiness over the excellent manner in which the AIC was conducted at Madurai and appreciated the efforts taken by the G S in presenting a very detailed G S report and also placed on record the excellent work done by Shri R.R.Balasubramanaian, along with the team of members from Madurai Branch and one serving CAO for the successful conduct of the AIC. He also expressed his happiness in the growth of the membership of Chennai Branch and requested the comrades to enroll more members in the wake VRS in BSNL. After self-introduction of the members, Branch Secretary Shri L. Sundararaman readout a brief report about the activities of the Branch after the last AGB held on 20.07.2019. He reported that two more members have joined the Branch taking the total membership strength to 228. He also explained how a few issues like extra increment for post-based promotion was taken up by attending the National Adalat. He also read the Appeal issued by CHQ requesting VRS Optees and Retired executives to join AIBSNLREA.

The House congratulated all the CHQ office bearers elected unanimously in the last AIC at Madurai and CHQ President Shri V.Chinnapappiah, AGS Shri S.Ratnasubramanian and AGS Shri R.R.Balasubramanian were honoured with shawl by Shri V.Dakshinamoorthy, Shri V.Raghunathan and Shri A.Hariharan respectively. Shri V. Chinnapappiah, CHQ President, in his address, appreciated the efforts taken by the branch, in increasing the membership and welcomed all the new members who joined on that day in the meeting. He gave a very emotional speech about the various steps taken by G S in solving the issues of pensioners and also talked in depth about many of the resolutions passed in the recently concluded AIC and how all the delegates from different parts of the country were convinced about the law and logic behind pension revision being linked to pay revision. He too requested all the members to speak to their executive friends who have opted for VRS or are retiring in due course to join the Association. Shri S.Ratnasubramanian, AGS, CHQ, in his address, explained about the VRS schemes offered in the earlier years 2009 and 2011 and how the staff were now pushed to VRS by creating the fear of not getting their salary itself on time. But he assured the gathering that the DOT/BSNL will definitely agree for pay revision, considering the reduced staff strength after VRS, increased work load and the necessity to motivate employees in the present juncture. Subsequent to the pay revision, the Pension revision also will take place. Shri R.R.Balasubramanian AGS, in his address, reiterated that pay revision is certainly possible, if Pension contribution is paid on actual pay and the excess paid Rs.5000 crores and dues payable by DoT and other Government Departments to BSNL running to Rs. 7000 crores are returned to BSNL. He explained how pension revision is linked to pay revision of BSNL employees. He faulted unions and associations of serving employees for their failure to secure pay revision and said AIBSNLREA is taking up the issue of pay revision providing all the justifications in this regard. Shri K.R.Ravinarayanan, who attended the AIC and recorded the minutes of the last AIC at Madurai also addressed the gathering. Since Shri R.R.Balasubramanian, Assistant Branch Secretary has been elected as AGS, Shri A.Gunasekaran was unanimously co-opted as Assistant Branch Secretary.

In the interactive session, when a few members expressed their doubts about the continued payment of pension in the years to come, it was categorically replied by CHQ President and AGS that nobody can stop payment of pension along with periodical IDA revision. A few members wanted to know whether joining CGHS will be better than the BSNL MRS and it was opined that it would be better to join CGHS, considering the present financial condition of BSNL. The GB meeting concluded with vote of thanks by Shri D.T.Sambandan, Asst Treasurer and was followed by Lunch.  View the Photos

27.07.2019:

AGB of AIBSNLREA Coimbatore Branch held:

The Annual General Body meeting of AIBSNLREA Coimbatore Branch was held on 21.09.2019 under the Presidentship of Shri M.Ponnuswami, Branch President. After Presidential Address by Shri M. Ponnuswami, Shri R. Damodaran, Branch Secretary welcomed the members & guests and presented the Annual Report and it was accepted by the house. Shri J. Ramalingam, Finance Secretary presented the Income and Expenditure statement and it was accepted after clarifying the query raised by Shri Venkatraman, DGM (Retired).

Then Shri S. Ponnuraj, DE (Retired) spoke on the Supreme Court judgment on seniority lists 1 to 17 of SDEs which has now attained finality and explained in detail the background of the seniority issue. He wanted to know the action being taken by the association for implementation of the judgment on consequential benefits. Shri S. Ravi, DGM (Retired) recollected his association activities in TESA. He announced that he will enroll himself as a member of AIBSNLREA. In his special address Shri R. R. Balasubramanian mentioned that AIBSNLREA is the first BSNL Pensioners’ Association started at national level and explained the necessity for an association exclusively for retired BSNL Executives. He commended the functioning of Coimbatore Branch, taking up and settling various issues pertaining to its members. Then he detailed AIBSNLREA’s efforts for getting the consequential benefits on revision of seniority lists 1 to 17. He explained the methodology for opting for and joining CGHS, in the present situation where BSNL is not able to settle the medical claims and not able to pay the ‘without voucher’ claims. He also pointed out that BSNL is not able to pay even the one-time fee to be paid to CGHS and said that AIBSNLREA has been taking up the case with concerned authorities.

Then he elaborated our efforts to get legal remedy against DoT orders dated 10.6.2013 and 18.7.2016, denying arrears and treating the fitment as notional for pensioners. He explained the rationale behind our plea challenging the DoT order dated 10.6.2013, which is in violation of DPE orders. To a suggestion that we lost the case in Principal CAT Delhi as we had emphasized on pay arrears, he replied that our challenge was against the two DoT orders and prayer for payment of pay and pension arrears is only a consequence.

On the proposal by some BSNL and MTNL pensioners’ associations on conversion of IDA pension to CDA pension as on 1.1.2016 and applying VII CPC fitment and the proposed methodology for revising pension of post 1.1.2016 pensioners, he mentioned that we do not want to join issue with them, although we are aware that these proposals are not logical and will not meet the requirements of law. However, as some of our members are also carried away by the propaganda, it has become necessary to explain our views. He then explained how the concept of pension revision arose and was first recommended by the V CPC, based on a Supreme Court Judgment that there cannot be any disparity in pension between the present and future pensioners. Pension revision always follows pay revision of the serving employees. He also explained as to how the IDA pension to CDA pension formula being proposed by other BSNL pensioners’ association is defective with reference to DoP&PW instructions on IDA to CDA conversion. He emphasized that all the stake holders have to concentrate their efforts on pay revision, which is still possible. Then he spoke about the present liquidity crisis faced by BSNL, the factors contributing to the crisis and the revival package being talked of. Finally, he spoke about the arrangements for All India Conference to be held at Madurai on 12th and 13th November 2019 and requested the Coimbatore Branch to bring a good number of delegates. He also answered queries from the members.

Four members conveyed their willingness to attend the AIC and it was decided that more members willing to attend the AIC can convey the same latest by 28.09.2019.

Most of the members of the Coimbatore Branch, members of Erode Branch and a few other retires executives were present in the meeting. Three retired executives joined AIBSNLREA as members in the meeting and another executive announced that he will also become a member. Shri V.S.Ravi, conveyed that he will become a member of Chennai Branch, as he will be shortly shifting residence to Chennai.

Election of new office bearers was held unanimously with Shri M Ponnuswamy as President and Shri R Damodaran as Branch Secretary. The meeting ended with Vote of Thanks presented by Shri K.Thangavelu, Vice President and was followed by lunch.  View the List of office bearers

27.07.2019:

AIBSNLREA, CHENNAI BRANCH HOLD AGB MEETING:

The Annual General Body Meeting of AIBSNLREA, Chennai Branch was held on 20-07-2019 at Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Ashok Nagar, Chennai at 10.30 am. The meeting, presided over by Branch President Shri V. Dakshinamoorthy and attended by 54 members, commenced with a prayer sung by Smt. S.Mythili. Then, the house observed one-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls of our members Late S/Shri B. Shanmugam, S. Piraviperumal, Diagaradjane and S. P. Sankaralingam. President welcomed all the members who assembled in large numbers and spoke on few issues like the need for improvement in medical reimbursement and at the same time informed the house that when BSNL struggles to pay even the salary, these issues are bound to take the back seat. After self-introduction of members, Secretary Shri L. Sundararaman read out a detailed report about the activities of the association after the last AGB held in 07.07.2017. He informed that 52 new members joined the Branch during this period. During the meeting two more new members joined the Branch. Shri V. Chinnapappiah, CHQ President, in his address, appreciated the efforts taken by the branch in increasing the membership. He also spoke about the efforts put forth by the Branch Secretary in solving the case of Mrs. J. Rajalakshmi, with CCA and the family pension case of Mrs. S. Rajakumari, (wife of Late V. Sivaswamy, Ex-President AIBSNLREA, Chennai with SBI. Though the retired forum does not have any recognition, he narrated as to how CHQ is taking up issues like medical facility etc with the DOT/BSNL. Shri S.Ratnasubramanian, AGS, CHQ, in his address explained about how pension revision is evolved over last two decades and pointed out that under the existing guidelines set on the basis of SC judgment in D S Nakara case, only when the pay of the employees of BSNL is revised, the Pension of BSNL pensioners will also get revised. He categorically ruled out the possibility of revision of pension based on 7th CPC to BSNL pensioners and informed that de-linking of pension from pay revision is not at all in the agenda of our association. The House was then adjourned for Lunch. After the Lunch break, session resumed and election of new Office Bearers of the Branch was taken up after some more discussions. The election was unanimous with S/Shri V Dakshinamoorthy, and L Sundararaman re-elected as the President and Secretary of the Branch. The meeting then concluded after presentation of vote of thanks by Shri C R Rajasekaran, Finance Secretary.  View the Photographs  View the List of office bearers

14.01.2019:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, CHENNAI BRANCH HELD:

The General body meeting of AIBSNLREA Chennai was held on 9th Jan 2019 at Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Ashok pillar, Chennai-600083. The meeting commenced with prayer by Com.Nirmala Subramanain. Then, the house observed one minute silence as a mark of respect to the recent Gaja Cyclone victims in Tamilnadu.

Com V. Dakshinamoorthy President in his welcome address conveyed his New Year 2019 and Pongal greetings to one and all. In his address, he highlighted the difficulties being faced by the members in getting payment of medical reimbursement and explained about the details of the interaction took place in SAMPANN meeting organized by the CCA TN on 29th Dec, 2018. He also suggested that CHQ may try to get recognition of retired forums like Aibsnlrea, as is being done in the case of serving employees / Executives in BSNL.

Com L. Sundararaman, Secretary submitted a brief report about the activities of the branch since last GB on 14-8-2018. His report mainly dealt with the increase of membership (6nos), 3rd PRC, present status of Pay/Pension revision, legal case and CPMS. After few corrections, the report was accepted by the members.

Com V. Chinnapappiah, CHQ President in his address appreciated the efforts taken by the Secretary and his team of office bearers in strengthening the branch by increasing the membership and highlighted the efforts taken by CHQ in getting settlement of our medical allowance / reimbursement and said that it is an important issue concerning the pensioners. He said that as on date no retired forum is having recognition and at the same time informed the members about the attention of DOT/BSNL being given to our AIBSNLREA CHQ’s letters.

Com S.Rathnasubramanaian AGS, spoke on the issue of delinking of Pension revision before pay revision based on 3rd PRC and also about pension revision based on 7th CPC recommendations, to BSNL pensioners. He requested members to go through various articles written by him on the pension revision, available in our website. There was lively interaction on the above issue in the GB.

Sri C. Pradhan, CCA TN was invited as special invitee and he attended the meeting and addressed the members. He appreciated the office bearers’ involvement in taking up the issues of members with him and also offered to do his best to solve issues. He spoke at length about SAMPANN and CPMS and assured that the pensioners will not face any issue because of SAMPANN. He also said that for DOT/BSNL pensioners, it will take some more time to migrate to SAMPANN. There is no proposal to migrate pensioners who get pension now from Post Offices. He was honoured with a shawl by Com.V.Dakshinamoorthy and with a memento by Com.V.Chinnapapiah.

As was done in earlier GB meetings, 5 senior comrades namely, N.Palanisamy, M,SankaraSubbu, K.Ramarathnam, S.Balaiah and N.Devadoss were honoured with shawls in the GB. As suggested by members present in the meeting, it was decided to raise funds to Gaja Cyclone victims and the amount collected will be sent to TN CM Public Relief fund.

The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Com D.T. Sambandam followed by lunch.

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18.08.2018:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, CHENNAI BRANCH HELD:

A General Body meeting of AIBSNLREA, Chennai Branch was held on 14.08.2018 at Hotel B.R.Mathsaya,T.Nagar Chennai at 10.30 A.M which was presided over by Shri V.Dakshinamoorthy, President of the Branch. The meeting started with a prayer song by Shri G.Vijayendran followed by observance of one minute silence to mourn the demise of few BSNL retired staff, former Tamilnadu Chief Minister Dr. Kalaingar M. Karunanidhi and former Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Somnath Chatterji. President welcomed all the members who assembled in large numbers. He informed the house about the present status of the move of the DOT to take over the existing pension payment arrangement through banks and post offices, by the respective CCAs of territorial circles and collection of data from pensioners in KYP form and discussed the pros and cons of the proposed arrangement and requested the members to express their opinion about KYP form submission. He also suggested that the number of years for the restoration of commuted pension must be reduced from the present 15 years to 12 years. He expressed his happiness in the growth of the membership of the branch. After self introduction of members, Secretary Shri L. Sundararaman readout a brief report about the activities of the association after the last GB and informed the house, the increase of membership by 15 more members, collection of donation and sending to CHQ, the court case for getting 78.2 % benefits from 1.1.2007 and also about 3rd PRC. He also thanked all office bearers and the members for bringing more and more new members to the branch. In the meeting, 2 more new members joined the branch.

Shri V. Chinnapappiah, President, CHQ in his address, appreciated the efforts taken by the branch, in increasing the membership and welcomed all the new members who joined on that day in the meeting. He also spoke about the efforts put forth by CHQ in filing the case in the supreme court of India / High court at New Delhi and now in CAT at New Delhi, and appealed to all the comrades to give additional donation to ease the financial position of the CHQ, to defend the court case. He also explained as to why the CHQ has protested against the pension processing and disbursement by CCAs. He said even in respect of one time work of pension revision arrears at 78.2%, the CCA TN has taken more than a year and how it would be possible by the CCAs, with less strength of staff and infrastructure, to ensure processing and payment of monthly pension and other related pensionery benefit to the pensioners. More importantly, submission of annual life certificate by the pensioners/family pensioners residing at far-off places will be a big problem and it has not been decided how CCAs will issue Form-16 and ensure its receipt by the pensioners paying income tax. He too wanted discussion on KYP.

Shri S. Ratnasubramanian, AGS, CHQ, in his address about 3rd PRC, informed that the Cabinet note is yet to be prepared by DOT and assured the members that if the pay of executives of BSNL is revised, then the Pension of BSNL pensioners also will be revised. He informed the house about BSNL’s interest in implementation of 3rd PRC and reiterated that the possibility of demanding and getting pension based on 7th CPC recommendations, to BSNL pensioners is impracticable and against the basic concept of pension revision.

The members participated in the KYP discussion, expressed their opinion that the present arrangement of pension disbursement through Banks/Post office should continue. They even suggested that if DOT/BSNL is incurring any amount for the present arrangement for disbursement of pensioners can be borne by us, considering the difficulties now being experienced by the pensioners with the CCA, even for small work like address change and bank account number change of pensioners. The house after much discussion unanimously decided NOT TO SUBMIT KYP form for the present.

Shri C. Pradhan CCA TamilNadu Circle, who was invited as Special Invitee to our GB meeting could not attend the GB due to his official work at Bengaluru and had deputed Shri N. Mohan, Jt.CCA. The Secretary introduced and welcomed the Jt.CCA and the President presented a shawl to him. Shri N. Mohan in his address expressed his happiness to address the seniors and in a lighter vein told he too would join in the group next year after retirement. He explained in detail the working of CCA unit with regard pension process and disbursement.

In his address he dealt in detail about the KYP. Some of the points are:
 DOT has proposed to and initiated process for Disbursement of pension through CCAs.
 A CPMS (Central Pension Monitoring System) is to be launched shortly and CCAs will take     the role of Pension processing and disbursing Authority.
 It is being introduced on trial Basis in about ten circles initially and CCA Tamilnadu in one of     the circles.
 So, collection of data in KYP (know your pensioner) is started. It takes basic details along     with Aadhar, PAN and mobile numbers.
 SUBMISSION OF KYP IS NOT MANDATORY.
 THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT FOR SUBMISSION OF KYP.
 When an RTI is filed to know about KYP we have replied as above.
 Completed KYP forms can be given in person or sent by post to CCA unit.
 Change of address or bank accounts can be easily changed through CPMS.
 Initially it is going to be implemented for future retirees.
 For existing pensioners it will be introduced in a phased manner and Bank By Bank.
 The staff strength is not full now but it is likely to get additional hands.
 Once initial data is fed to CPMS, much manual work may not be there, we feel.
 For DOT there would be some expenditure reduction as we now pay about Rs 50-60 for     each disbursement.
 In future, Life certificate has to be given to CCA office once CPMS is introduced. There are     plans to install Kiosk for this purpose.
 Even in CCA TN the implementation may take upto March 2019.
 Any doubt about KYP or Pension related matters PRM (Pension Relations Manager) in CCA     TN office at Ethiraj Salai office can be contacted or met in person.
After his address, there was lively interaction also.

The issues relating to undue delay in payment of medical allowance, reduction in the quantum of medical allowance and submission of option were discussed by the members. It was informed by the President that the 3rd quarter (2017-18) Medical allowance payment is being made by Chennai Telephones and when funds received, the 4th quarter and for the current year will be paid. It was also informed that only those who wish to change their option already submitted (from with voucher to without voucher and vice versa) have to submit their revised options and others need not submit any options.

As was done in the last GB, five senior comrades present in the GB, namely S/Shri K.G.K. Menon, M.R. Murali, S. Upakaram, A. Hariharan and R. Sridharan were honoured in the meeting.

Overall, the participants expressed their happiness in attending the meeting and the manner in which issues were discussed and highlighted in our website and assured to offer their continued support to the association.

Sixty two (62) members attended the GB meeting and it ended with vote of thanks resented by Shri D. T. Sambandam, Asst. Fin. Secretary and followed by Lunch.  View the Photographs

05.01.2018:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, CHENNAI BRANCH HELD:

A General Body Meeting of AIBSNLREA, Chennai Branch was held on 21-12-2017 at Hotel B.R.Mathsaya, Chennai. The meeting started at 10.30 AM with Shri V. Dakshinamoorthy, President in the Chair. He welcomed all the members present in the meeting. 56 members attended the meeting. He informed the house about the proposed move of the DOT to shift the existing pension payment arrangement by banks and post offices, to the respective CCAs of territorial circle and requested the senior members to discuss the pros and cons of the same. He also added a few more issues relating to Medical reimbursement without voucher, medical reimbursement of in-patient treatment, extended stay in hospital for pensioners etc, which needs improvement. He also expressed his happiness in the growth of the membership of the branch. After self-introduction of the members, Secretary Shri L. Sundararaman readout a detailed report about the activities of the association after the last AGB and informed the house that revision of pension with fitment benefit by merger of 78.2% IDA is almost complete except a few cases (service book missing cases). He also reported about increase of membership by 25 more members, collection of contribution for court case and remitting the same to CHQ and also the efforts taken in getting the ‘Vakalatnama’ signed by senior members and also about 3rd PRC. He also thanked all office bearers and the members for bringing more and more new members to the branch. In the meeting 7 more new members joined the branch, raising the membership above 200.

Shri V. Chinnapappiah, President CHQ , in his address, appreciated the efforts taken by the branch in increasing the membership and welcomed all the new members who joined on that day in the meeting. He also spoke about the efforts put forth by G.S in filing the case in Supreme Court and appealed to all comrades to give additional donation to ease the financial constraint of the CHQ to defend the court case. Shri S.Ratnasubramanian, AGS, CHQ, in his address explained about how pension revision is evolved over last 2 decades and assured the members that if the pay of executives of BSNL is revised, then the Pension of BSNL pensioners also will be revised. He informed the house about BSNL’s interest in implementation of 3rd PRC and categorically ruled out the possibility of revision of pension based on 7th CPC to BSNL pensioners since this is against the law of the land as laid down by the Supreme Court.

In the interactive session, the members raised some doubts about the increment denial for officiating period and consequent reduction of pension during 78.2% pension revision. For retired executives whether BSNL is making any pension contribution to DOT etc. Few members have given additional donation in response to CHQ President’s appeal. Five senior comrades namely S/Shri B. Shanmugam, S. Veerabahu, S. Rajagopal, Indrakumar and G.Raghunathan were honoured in the meeting and it was decided to honour other senior members also in future meetings. The participants expressed their happiness in attending the meeting and the manner in which issues are discussed and highlighted in our website and assured to offer their continued support to the association. The meeting ended with vote of thanks by Shri R.R. Balasubramanaian, Asst Branch Secretary followed by Lunch.  View the Photographs

25.08.2017:

COIMBATORE BRANCH OF AIBSNLREA HOLDS A SPECIAL MEETING:

A special meeting organized by the All India BSNL Retired Executives Association of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu was held under the Presidentship of Shri M. Ponnuswami, DGM (Retired) on 19th August, 2017. In his Presidential address, Shri M. Ponnuswami spoke about the inauguration of AIBSNLREA at Coimbatore and its necessity and welcomed Sri. S. Ratnasubramanian, DGM (Retired) & Asst. General Secretary of AIBSNLREA and Shri R. R. Balasubramanian from Chennai.

Shri R. Damodaran, Branch Secretary welcomed the gathering. He listed the issues relating to the retired executives of Coimbatore viz. Pay protection for the local officiating prior to the notification of Executive Promotion Policy on 18-1-2007, 3% increment cases of 58 executives and their pension revision, Refund of wrongful/excess recovery and the orders of DoT rescinding the provision in EPP for one increment on Regular promotion in the same scale and its effect on retired executives.

Shri R.R.Balasubramanian, in his speech lauded the activities of Coimbatore AIBSNLREA branch and explained the present status of issues like, refund of excess/wrong recovery, protection of pay of those who were officiating prior to issue of EPP, cases of enhancement of DCRG and restoration of without voucher facility. He explained as to how the orders issued by the DOT rescinding a para in EPP is defective and unwarranted. He said that DoT was still issuing orders of promotion from Sr.AO to ACAO, both carrying same scale of pay, allowing the benefit of second pay fixation. He said that BSNL has so far not endorsed the DoT orders and we expect that BSNL will request DoT to review its orders.

In his elaborate speech Shri S. Ratnasubramanian AGS, covered all issues related to BSNL Pensioners, which included 78.2 fitment benefit, the basics for pension revision and implementation of 3rd PRC. He explained that BSNL cannot be denied pay revision with 15% fitment benefit as the loss making MTNL got 30% fitment benefit in the 2nd PRC. He explained how 78.2%, the benefit of 50% DA merger came to light and there is no justification to deny the arrears from 1-1-2007 treating it as notional. AIBSNLREA is in the process of filing a case to get the arrears with fixation on actual basis. He appealed to all Executives to contribute towards the legal expenses to be incurred. He explained why pension revision with VII CPC fitment formula is not practicable since according to Supreme Court judgment in famous D S Nakara case, there cannot be disparity in pension between present and future pensioners. He then replied to the doubts raised by the participants.

The meeting started at 1545 hours and ended at 1830 hours with vote of thanks by Shri K. Sivakumaran, Asst. Branch Secretary. 17 Out of 27 members of Coimbatore Branch and 7 other retired executives participated in the meeting.

12.07.2017:

ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, CHENNAI HELD:

The AGB of AIBSNLREA, Chennai, was held on 07.07.2017 which commenced with prayer song by.Smt.Lalitha.G. 58 members have attended the meeting. One minute silence was observed in memory of S/Shri V.Sivasamy and S.V.Krishnamoorthy recalling their services to the association. After welcome address by President Shri V. Dakshshinamoorthy, and self-introduction of the members, Secretary Shri L.Sundararaman placed the annual report for the year 2016-17, which was passed after discussions. Secretary appealed for donation of minimum of Rs.1000/- (Rs. 500/- to CHQ and Rs. 500 to the Branch.) and the response from the members was positive. Finance Secretary Shri C.R.Rajasekaran placed the audited accounts for 2016-17 and the same was passed after discussions.

CHQ president Shri V. Chinna pappiah addressed the gathering giving brief account of the evolution of the association for retired executives and the long journey and achievements under the leadership of Shri S.Basu, G.S..He also appreciated the efforts taken by the office bearers of the Chennai branch in increasing the life member-ship of the Branch to a sizable number. Shri S. Rathnasubramanian,AGS,CHQ spoke on 3rd PRC and informed that BSNL will implement the 3rd PRC after the approval of the proposal submitted by the BSNL management by the Government. Shri V.Dakshinamoorthy suggested computerization of service book to facilitate easy revision of pension in future.

S/Shri V. Chinnapappiah and S.Periasamy conducted the election of the new office bearers of the Branch for the year 2017-18, and following were elected unanimously as office bearers for the next term.

President.: Shri Dakshinamoorthy.
Vice presidents.: Shri M. Kamsundher and Smt R.Stanislaus Mary.
Secretary: Shri L. Sundararaman
Asst.Secretary: Shri R.R. Balasubramanian
Finance Secretary: Shri C.R. Rajasekaran.
Asst.Fin.Secretary: Shri D.T.Sambandan
Org.Secretary: Shri C.S. Devika.
Auditor. Shri T.S. Kannan (nominated).

After vote of thanks by Shri R.R. Balasubramanian, Asst. Secretary, lunch was served.  View the photographs of the meeting

12.09.2016:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, CHENNAI HELD:

A General Body meeting of AIBSNLREA, Chennai was held on 7-9-2016 at Hotel Kanchi. The meeting started at 10 AM and was presided over by Sri. V. Dakshinamoorthy, President. After formal prayer, in his welcome address, he welcomed all the comrades and congratulated comrades S/Sri V.Chinna pappiah and S.Rathnasubramanian on their election as CHQ president and Assistant General Secretary, CHQ, respectively. He also expressed his happiness in the growth of the membership of the branch. After self introduction of members, Secretary Shri L. Sundararaman read out a very detailed report about the AIC held at Bhubaneswar, 78.2% Fixation and revision of pension, adding 3% of the existing pay for fixation on promotion of executives after 1.1.2007 and constitution of 3rd PRC. He also informed the members about the meeting with CGMs / GMs (Fin) of Chennai Telephones and Tamilnadu circle, Joint CCA and CCA and the discussions held on fitment benefit by merger of 78.2 % IDA, 3% fixation on promotion, rounding off fraction to next higher rupee for fixation of pension and full pension for those retired without completing 33 years of qualifying service etc. He also thanked all office bearers and the members for bringing more and more new members to the branch.

S/Shri V. Chinna pappiah and S.Rathnasubramanian were honoured by President V. Dakshinamurthy and Vice President Smt Ramluckshmi. Shri V.Chinna pappiah in his address appreciated the efforts taken by the branch in increasing the membership and welcomed the five new members who joined on that day in the meeting. Shri S. Ratnasubramanian in his address touched the salient features of 7th pay commission report and AIBSNLREA’s effort through its Memorandum in getting an increase of Gratuity to 20 lakhs and also its periodical increase based on 50% rise in DA. He also spoke on the expectations from the 3rd PRC. Com R.R. Balasubramanaian, Asst. Branch Secretary explained about the development of the Excel sheet calculation of 78.2% fixation and revision of pension. He also stressed the need of formation of State Branch at the earliest after formation of few more branches in Tamilnadu

. In the interactive session, the members raised various doubts about the revision of pension for pre and post 1-1-2007 pensioners, 3% fixation on promotion, whether 3rd PRC of CPSU executives pay revision is applicable for BSNL Executives and BSNL pensioners etc and the same was answered to the satisfaction of members. Overall the participants expressed their happiness in attending the meeting and the manner in which issues were discussed and highlighted in our website and assured to offer their continued support to the association. Large number of members attended the GB meeting and it ended with vote of thanks by Shri R.R.Balasubramanaian, followed by Lunch.

12.07.2016:

OFFICE-BEARERS OF AIBSNLREA COIMBATORE BRANCH MEET PRINCIPAL GENERAL MANAGER, COIMBATORE:

After formation of the AIBSNLREA branch at Coimbatore, Shri M. Ponnuswami, President, Shri R. Damodaran, Secretary, Shri J. Ramalingam, Finance Secretary and Shri K.Sivakumaran, Assistant Secretary met Shri D. Sivaraj, Principal General Manager, BSNL, Coimbatoreon on 1st July, 2016 in his chamber and submitted the list of Office Bearers of AIBSNLREA Coimbatore Branch. Although it was meant to be a courtesy call, the PGM took this opportunity to discuss with the retired executives regarding various issues on the growth of BSNL. As a responsible retired executives’ association, the office-bearers offered to render the services of retired executives to BSNL wherever and what manner it is feasible. PGM appreciated the offer and wanted service in the maintenance of FTTH, OF cable and local cable maintenance in selected areas of the SSA. PGM recalled the performances of Shri K.Sivakumaran, Shri D. Ramesh and Shri R. Damodaran during their service in the fields of OF cable maintenance and FTTH and said that they can come forward to maintain FTTH on selected areas and offered to give the work on MOU basis without need for tender. But the office-bearers of AIBSNLREA just wanted to extend their service without any expectations and informed the PGM that they will discuss the matter and convey specific ways in which they can help. Shri J. Ramalingam, Finance Secretary then gave a few inputs on sales & marketing and the PGM noted down the points in his diary. The 20 minutes meeting ended with the office-bearers thanking the PGM for sparing some time with them.

31.05.2016:

GENERAL BODY MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, TRICHY BRANCH HELD:

AIBSNLREA Trichy Branch (Tamilnadu) held its first General Body meeting after its formation on 29th May 2016 at 5 PM at Trichy. Shri R.Venkataraman Rtd. DE Trichy presided over the meeting. Shri K.Meyyalahan Branch Secretary welcomed all the members present in the meeting. Shri S.Ratnasubramanian, Jt.Secretary CHQ addressed the meeting explaining various steps taken by CHQ on 78.2% fitment, confusion created by other pensioners' association in pension revision etc. Three new members joined the association in the meeting.

23.04.2016:

AGB OF AIBSNLREA, CHENNAI BRANCH HELD:

The Annual General Body Meeting of All India BSNL Retired Executives’ Association, Chennai branch, was held on 20-4-2016 at Hotel Kanchi,Chennai from 10 AM. Shri V.Sivaswamy President, presided over the meeting and large number of retired executives of Chennai and Tamilnadu participated (49 members attended). Shri R. Kasiviswanathan, Secretary, placed the annual report for the year ending 2015 and the same was approved after discussion. Shri C.R. Rajasekaran, Financial Secretary submitted the financial statement for the relevant period and it was passed unanimously. Outstation members have also attended the meeting, which encouraged the office bearers. Shri V. Chinnapappiah, CHQ Vice President addressed the meeting. Shri S. Rathnasubramanian, Joint Secretary (South), CHQ and Shri R.R. Balasubramanian addressed the members highlighting the various steps taken by AIBSNLREA CHQ in respect of various issues including the 78.2 % IDA issue and about the next AIC proposed to be held at Bhubaneshwar etc. A few delegates from Chennai branch have decided to attend the AIC at Bhubaneshwar on 2nd and 3rd July 2016. Later the election of new Office-Bearers was held and following were elected as the office bearers of the Branch for the next term.(2016-2017): - 1. President: Shri V. Dakshinamurthy, 2&3. Vice Presidents: Shri M. Kamsundher and Smt M.S. Ramlakshmi, 4. Branch Secretary: Shri L. Sundararaman, 5. Assistant Branch Secretary: Shri R.R. Balasubramanian, 6. Finance Secretary: Shri C.R. Rajasekaran, 7. Asst. Finance Secretary: Shri D.T. Sambandan and 8. Organising Secretary: Shri P.Ravichandranarayanan. The entire event was well organized by Shri R.R.Balasubramanian. The meeting ended with address by new President and vote of thanks by new Secretary followed by lunch.  View the photos

31.07.2015:

SPECIAL MEETING OF AIBSNLREA, ERODE BRANCH HELD:

A meeting of AIBSNLREA Erode Branch was held on 25.7.2015 at Hotel Kohinoor, Erode to felicitate Shri C.Krishnan, SDE and Shri S.Mahendran, DGM on the eve of their retirement. The meeting was jointly organized with AIBSNLOA Erode District Branch in which these two Executives were the members. Shri K.Sivanandhan, Secretary, AIBSNLREA recollected the days he had been associated with the two retiring executives and welcomed them into the fold of AIBSNLREA. He also spoke about the case of the executives who retired just one day before their date of next increment became due and explained that the case has been taken up by AIBSNLREA both with the 7th CPC as well as with DoPT. He said that non-settlement of retirement benefits of Shri C.Chandrasekaran DE after his voluntary retirement in March 2015 is being taken up with the Circle administration. Office bearers and members of AIBSNLREA and AIBSNLOA attended the meeting and felicitated the retiring executives. The meeting ended with special dinner.

16.04.2015:

AIBSNLREA ERODE BRANCH HOLDS MEETING AND FELICITATES COM.GOVINDASAMY RETIRING DGM:

A meeting of AIBSNLREA Erode was held on 28th March 2015 to felicitate Com.Govindasamy retiring as DGM. The meeting had been jointly held with AIBSNLOA Erode District Branch. All speakers including Com.K.Rajasekaran, CS, AIBSNLOA Tamilnadu, Com.S.Rajasekaran, Secretary, Central Government Pensioners' Association, Erode, Com.Sivanandham, Secretary, AIBSNLREA Erode and Com.R.R.Balasubramanian recollected the services of Com.Govindasamy and appreciated his simplicity, knowledge, honesty and hardwork. Brief discussions on pensioners' issues followed. Com.S.E.Manian gave vote of thanks.  View the photos