A General Body meeting of KurukShrietra branch was held on 3.08.2022 at 11.00 AM in Haryana Tourism Neelkanthi Yatri Nivas under the chairmanship of Shri S K Verma. Thirty one members were present including two new Life members enrolled in the meeting. The Branch Secretary greeted the gathering and welcomed the new Life Members. Shri D S Sandhu OS North briefed the members about the status of cases taken up at the CHQ level viz migration to SAMPANN, revival of BSNL, restoration of concession to Sr citizens in trains, Improvement in functioning of CGHS, supply of Form16/16A by email, revision of IDA wef 01.07.2022 , efforts to get early payment of pending medical reimbursement bills of BSNL pensioners, status of court case and many more. The efforts made by Shri S Basu General Secretary and his team were highly appreciated by the house. One of the Life Members Shri Dharam Pal Saini was welcomed and honoured by presenting him a colourful bouquet for his achievement of winning Silver Medal in All India Veteran's Athletic Meet held recently at Vadodara. The Branch Secretary informed that feasibility for holding 3rd AIC at KurukShetra was examined and conveyed to the GS. However availability of sufficient accommodation comes in the way for a large gathering of delegates. The participants were entertained by Shri Yogesh Sharma by singing melodious songs. The meeting concluded by vote of thanks by Branch Secretary Shri Rajvir Chaudhary and was followed by a sumptuous lunch.



A general body meeting of AIBSNLREA Kurukshetra branch was held on 6th April 2022 at 11.00 AM in Haryana Tourism's Yatri Niwas. The meeting was presided over by its President Shri S K Verma. 29 members attended the meeting and two new life members were enrolled. At the very outset the branch secretary Shri Rajvir Choudhary welcomed the members and introduced the new Members who had joined the Association. Then the branch secretary requested Shri D S Sandhu OS North to address the house. The OS North then briefed the members of various activities and developments being carried over by our General Secretary and his team to resolve various issues confronting BSNL pensioners . The consistent efforts made by the GS in getting medical bills paid were particularly applauded as a number of participants confirmed having received payments for their bills submitted in 2019-20. It was noticed that most of the members have switched over to the CGHS surrendering BSNL MRS. The members while appreciating the services being provided by WC Ambala felt inconvenience in going to WC at distance of 50 kms, first for getting prescription and then to collect the indented medicines. The need for setting of one CGHS WC at Kurukshea was not only felt necessary but also justified. It was decided to initiate the case first locally and then CHQ and CBWAIl may be requested for help. The CBWAI is requested to take up the case for setting CGHS WCs at all district head quarters. The meeting was then concluded with a vote of thanks and followed by sumptuous lunch.



A General Body Meeting of AIBSNLREA KURUKSHETRA Branch was held on 25.8.2021 at Haryana Tourism's Yatri Niwas Kurukshetra. At the very outset tributes were paid to the memory of one of our active members, late Shri Ashok Kapoor who succumbed to Corona a few months back. A two minutes silence was observed for grant of peace to the departed soul. Shri D S Sandhu OSN who is also a member of this branch briefed the members of the efforts made at CHQ level by the General Secretary to resolve pending issues. The status of cases like medical bills reimbursement, notional increment due on next day of retirement, 78.2 IDA arrears court case, FTTH plan discount, CGHS enrollment, wage & pension revision, freezing/restoration of IDA and many more issues were discussed in detail. The vigorous efforts made by Shri Basu GS despite his prolonged illness were appreciated. Due to large number of pensioners joining CGHS a demand was projected by some members for setting of CGHS wellness Center at Kurukshetra and for empanelment of more hospitals at/around Kurukshetra. The members expressed their concern about the prolonged illness of State secretary shri Jogi Ram's wife and about medical condition of Life member Shri Sushil Kumar Aggarwal who had undergone surgery for his oral cancer and wished for their early recovery. 11 retired executives who were invited to attend the meeting also joined as life members. The meeting was concluded with a vote of thanks followed by lunch for the participants.



A general body meeting of Ambala Branch of AIBSNLREA was held on 18th August 2021 at Delhi Darbar Restaurant. The meeting was conducted under the Presidentship of Shri K L. Gakhar as Shri Prithvi Chand President was not present in the meeting due to certain preoccupations. The meeting was attended by 38 members. Last physical meeting of the branch was held on 18.2.2019. No meeting could be conducted during the last one and half year due to covid. Only one meeting on Zoom was held in the month of May 2021. At the outset branch members paid rich tributes to two of our members Shri Anil Gupta and Shri M.K. Srivastva who lost their lives due to covid during the intervening period. The members observed two minutes of silence for the departed souls. This brought the total active membership to 94. 6 new members joined as life members. The branch Secretary briefed the members about the various issues concerning the members. The members raised the issues of 1. Non payment of pending medical bills of the retirees since March 2019 whereas the bills are being paid to the working staff regularly. 2. Non release of IDA installment due to PSUs falling due wef 1.7.2021. Elections were also held for the branch which were overdue. The following were elected unanimously as office bearers. The meeting passed a resolution for deeply appreciating the commendable work done by the last Committee in expanding the base of our branch and raising its strength to 94. The meeting was followed by vote of thanks and lunch. View list of office bearers



A general body meeting of Ambala Branch of AIBSNLREA was held on 15th May 2021 via Zoom platform with the efforts of Shri Harvinder Singh our new member. The last meeting was held in Feb 2020. The meeting was attended by 34 members. First of all members observed two minutes of silence in memory of our two members Shri AK Gupta Retired XEN Civil and Shri M K Srivastava Retd DGM and son of Shri M K Srivastava who lost their lives since the last meeting due to Covid 19. Our members Shri M L Dureja Retired SDE, Shri K. L Gakhar retired CAO and Shri R P Verma retired DGM Finance also lost their wives during the period. All the members condoled their deaths. Shri J C Gupta briefed the members on various other issues concerning the members regarding reimbursement of medical bills of pensioners, migration to CGHS facility and benefits thereof. Members also who suffered from covid and came out of this pandemic shared their experience. All the members were requested to take all necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy with benefits of Yoga. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks with specific mention of Shri Harvinder Singh who arranged this meeting.



A General Body Meeting of Ambala Branch of AIBSNLREA was held on 4.9.2019 at Hotel Dilli Durbar under the chairmanship of Shri P.C Chauhan, Branch President. 29 members attended the meeting. At the outset of the meeting, the members condoled the death of two life members since its last meeting S/Shri R.L Duggal, Retired CAO and K.C Gupta Retired SDE. The members also observed two minutes silence for departed souls. The meeting was addressed by Shri J C Gupta Branch Secretary. He informed the members that AIC of AIBSNLREA is being held at Madurai on 12th and 13th November, 2019. He also gave detailed programme of the AIC. The branch unanimously decided to send two delegates from Ambala Branch. Accordingly, S/Shri K.L. Gakhar, Retired CAO and Ved Parkash Dhiman will attend the AIC as delegates. Branch Secretary also briefed the members about migration from BSNLMRS scheme to CGHS, since the P&T Dispensary at Ambala has been converted into CGHS Dispensary and uncertain future of BSNL due to non-payment of medical bills for both outdoor and Indoor treatment for the last more than one year, The members also expressed their serious concern on the issue of pension revision. The members were also briefed about the outcome of Court case on pay/pension arrears due to fitment on 78.2% in PCAT New Delhi. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks followed by lunch.



Quarterly general body meeting of AIBSNLREA. Kurukshetra Branch was held on 26.7.2016 in Neelkanthi Yatri Niwas of Haryana Tourism under the president ship of Shri D.S Sandhu. Branch Secretary Shri Jogi Ram welcomed all the members. Shri D S Sandhu, a primary member of the branch and now elected as Organizing Secretary (North) in the AIC at Bhubaneswar was also welcomed by the branch. The members were apprised of the deliberations in AIC Bhubaneswar held on 2nd and 3rd July,2016 which was attended by S/Shri Jogi Ram, Branch Secretary and D.S Sandhu, Branch President. It was stressed upon all the members to attend the meetings regularly and take active part in discussions. All the members present were supplied with the format for providing information for re-fixation of their pay on their time bound/regular promotion, if any, after 1.1.2007 in the light of BSNL letter No. 1-05/2015-PAT(BSNL) dated 19.1.2016 and 04.04.2016. Two more members from Kaithal S/Shri Ram Pal, Retd. DET and R P Sharma Retd SDE were enrolled as Life Members. Case of indoor treatment of wife of Shri Ram Pal, Retd DET, Kaithal was discussed with JAO (Cash) O/o GMTD, Karnal in the meeting who assured payment by 1st week of August,2016. Member were also apprised future effect of 60:40 annulment and efforts of our association in settlement of 78.2% DA case. Salient features of VIIth Pay Commission report were also discussed. Members were also requested to remain vigilant and remain active in the light of fight in future to achieve our ultimate right on account of arrears of 78.2% DA merger and next revision of pension due after pay scale revision of serving BSNL Executives as per the 3rd PRC Report.



A general body meeting of Ambala Branch (Haryana State) of AIBSNLREA was held on 27th April 2016 under the president-ship of Shri P.C Chauhan. 30 members of the branch participated in the meeting. The meeting was addressed by Shri J.C Gupta, Branch Secretary who briefed the members about the latest status of 78.2% IDA. It was informed to the members that the case is now in final stage and is likely to be sent to Cabinet Secretariat shortly by the DOT. The members were satisfied with this positive development on the issue. The members were briefed about the next All India Conference of AIBSNLREA being held at Bhubaneswar on 2nd and 3rd July 2016. It was informed to the members that based on the strength of Ambala branch a maximum of two delegates can attend the conference for which a delegate fee of Rs. 3000/- is to be borne by the delegates along with to and fro fare.



A general body meeting of Ambala Branch of AIBSNLREA was held on 4.5.2015 under the chairmanship of Shri P.C Chauhan, President of the Branch and was attended by 27 members. Shri J.C Gupta, Branch Secretary briefed the members about the various issues concerning the members. All the members expressed their great anguish over the abnormal delay in settlement of 78.2% pay fixation case in spite of change of Govt at Centre, taking up the matter with Central Ministers, approval by DOPT and DOE for putting up the cabinet note for approval by the Government. Deptt of Telecom is delaying the Cabinet note on one pretext or the other. Members also requested to take up the matter with the Govt for Pension revision at appropriate level. 3 new members joined the Association as life members taking the total strength of the Branch to 50. The meeting was followed by lunch. President thanked all the members.



A general body meeting of Ambala Branch of AIBSNLREA was held on 26.2.2015 under the President ship of Shri R C Khurana. 27 members attended the meeting. Shri R. C Kalia, Asstt Branch Secretary briefed the members on the pending issues concerning the members. On the 78.2% DA merger issue w.e.f 1.1.2007 there was great resentment among the members on the delay in finalization of Cabinet Note in DOT which is being tossed in Internal Finance and Estt Section of DOT for a quite a lot time. The members desired that our GS should personally take up the matter by meeting with top management of DOT for early finalization of the Cabinet Note. The members also suggested that a coordination committee be also formed from members of different BSNL Pensioners Associations to take up the above issue at highest level and to decide the future course of agitational programme It was also pointed out that recently BSNL has decided that only local free calls as per eligibility will be allowed to BSNL pensioners. Earlier free calls were not differentiated between local and STD Calls. Due to this BSNL pensioners has started receiving huge telephone bills. It is due to interpretation of BSNL letter No. 2-7/2007 PHA dated -07-2007 regarding Concessional telephone facilities to retired BSNL employees. The members requested that GS should take up the matter with CMD BSNL for modifying the above BSNL letter as telephone facility with only local calls is meaningless in today’s scenario.