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.