IN 2004, 50% DA WAS MERGED TO THE BENEFIT OF CENTRAL GOVT PENSIONERS. IN 2005, IDA CROSSED 50%. BUT THERE WAS NOBODY TO DEMND DA MERGER FOR BSNL RETIREES.
IN FEBRUARY 2008, DPE GRANTED DA MERGER IN CPSUs. THERE WAS NOBODY TO DEMND IDA MERGER FOR BSNL RETIREES.
IN MAY 2008, BSNL STAFF WAS GIVEN BENEFIT OF 50% IDA MERGER. THERE WAS NOBODY TO DEMND IDA MERGER FOR BSNL RETIREES.
IN APRIL 2009, EXECUTIVES IN BSNL GOT PAY REVISION. BENEFIT OF 50% IDA MERGER WAS TAKEN AWAY. IT COULD NOT BE RETAINED.
IN MAY 2009, AGREEMENT WAS REACHED FOR PAY REVISION OF NON-EXECUTIVES. THEN ALSO, BENEFIT OF DA MERGER WAS TAKEN BACK. IT COULD NOT BE RESISTED.
ON 20th AUGUST 2009 AIBSNLPWA WAS FORMED. IMMEDIATELY WE DEMANDED DA MERGER FOR BSNL RETIREES. WE DEMANDED THAT GOVERNMENT IS PAYING PENSION AND HENCE GOVERNMENT NEED NOT DEPEND UPON THE FINANCIAL CONDITION OF BSNL.
ON 12-6-2012, AGREEMENT WAS REACHED FOR GRANTING THE BENEFIT OF 78.2 TO SERVING STAFF. WITHOUT ANY AUTHORITY IT WAS STATED THAT BSNL PENSIONERS WILL ALSO GET IT. DEPARTMENT OF TELECOM ASKED TO DELETE THAT SENTENCE CONCERNING PENSIONERS. BSNL MANAGEMENT DELETED IT. THERE WAS NO BODY TO RESIST IT. RATHER, THIS ACTION WAS KEPT AS A SECRET TILL OUR LATE COMRADE CHHIDU SINGH DISCLOSED IT.
ON 10-6-2013, ORDER WAS ISSUED GRANTING BENEFIT OF 50% IDA MERGER TO SERVING STAFF. PENSIONERS WERE DENIED THE BENEFIT. ARREARS FROM 1-1-2007 WERE DENIED TO SERVING STAFF ALSO BECAUSE OF THE AGREEMENT FOR PROSPECTIVE EFFECT.
AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE, PENSIONERS ALSO LOST THE ARREARS FROM 1-1-2007 NOW.
TODAY, EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT BSNL PENSIONERS. THERE ARE MANY A XAVIOURS. GREAT & SUPER!
NOBODY CAN IGNORE BSNL PENSIONERS NOW.
LET US NOT FORGET THE PAST, THE PERIOD BEFORE 20-8-2009. ============================== P S Ramankutty
AIBSNLPWA தஞ்சை 13-ம் ஆண்டு தொடக்க விழா-மாவட்ட மாநாடு
ரயில் திருமண மண்டபம் ,தஞ்சை
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF TANJORE COMRADES
The13th Annual District conference of BSNL PENSIONERS WELFARE ASSOCIATION Thanjavur Started by0930hrs of today the13th august 2016at the venue Railway Kalyanamandapam Thanjavur.
National flag and association flag hoisted by senior coms.Ok,and MG respectively.
Prayer song sung by com.saratha santhanagopalan followed by welcome address by com.v.dhakshinamurthy,comv.swaminathan delivered the keynote and com
A.K.Dhanabalan div.president conducted the conference.Represented by com k.Muthialu .circle. President and com.K.Raveendran circle vice president greeted the conference .
Com Muthialu covered the 78.2 and latest pension details and the victory history of 60,40 removal elaborately and com.k.r circle vice president generally about our formation of our association and the strength of our association.
Com veerasamyfrom Madurai,com ramakrishnan from kumbakonam,com T.Selvaraj from trichyand com Chandra mohane from Cudalore greeted the conference.
com.s.prince and com T.Panneer of Tnj NFTEdist leaders also participated and greeted the conference.
Representatives from Railway,GenSecy com Govindaswamy senior citizen forum Tj also greeted the conference.
Sri C V .Vinodh. GM BSNL Thanjavur our special invitee greeted and supported us in solving our problems .
DGms admin and finance of tj ssa also greeted and assured us to release the 78.4 arrears as early.
Dr.T.Allfred Samson Dean retd.Tirunelveli our special invitee spoke about our senior citizen health problems and solutions.
Com Vallam Tajpal spoke about the subject Muthumaiyum shuganthane.The session ended with midday lunch.
Afternoon session started with honouring senior crossed more than 70,75,80years comrades.Annual report and financial reports read and passed.
Com.Akd,ComVs and com k.seenu elected as dist. President,Gen.Secy and Dist.Tresurer respectively. The conference come to an end successfully.
தமிழ் மாநிலச்சங்கம் 5 வது மாநில மாநாடு அழைப்பிதழ் தங்குமிடம் கமலம் துரைசாமி கல்யாண மஹால் சத்திய மூர்த்தி ரோடு ராம்நகர் கோவை ( காந்திபுரம் மத்திய பேருந்து நிலையம் அருகில் ) குறிப்பு: காந்திபுரம் , கோவை ரயில் நிலையம் மற்றும் ஏனைய இடங்களிலிருந்து மாநாடு நடைபெறும் இடம் வந்து சேர வசதியாக , இத்துடன் இணைக்கப்பட்டுள்ள வரைபடம் உதவிகரமாக இருக்கும் மாநாடு நடைபெறும் இடம் ஸ்ரீ அய்யப்பன் பூஜை சங்கம் ,மகர ஜோதி ஹால், சத்திய மூர்த்தி ரோடு ராம்நகர்
Our M.Govindarajan returned to home after Hospitalisation
DEAR COMRADES AFTER HOSPITAL TREATMENT I RETURNED TO HOME SAFELY .MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL THE LEADERS RIGHT FROM OUR PRESIDENT COM.PSR TO ALL THE CHQ OFFICE BEARERS, CIRCLE OFFICE BEARERS, BRANCH OFFICE BEARERS AND ALL THE COMRADES FOR THEIR AFFECTIONATE WISHES AND PRAY FOR THE SPEEDY RECOVERY OF MY PROBLEM
MANY OF THE COMRADES ARE SENDING MESSAGES, WISHING AND PRAYING FOR SPEEDY RECOVERY OF MY HEALTH.
WITH THE BLESSINGS OF LOT OF MY WELL WISHERS AND FRIENDS NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO ME , I AM ALL RIGHT NOW.
ONCE AGAIN I CONVEY MY SINCERE AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL OUR AFFECTIONATE BROTHERLY COMRADES.
Campaign is started by the
Executives organizations for the first membership verification to be conducted
in last week of September 2016. It is the time of competition demanding the
highest, anything under sun in pay revision etc. It is quite usual. Our Association
is totally aloof from it. We are not part of any organization. We are not an
appendage of any one. We maintain equal distance from all. We represent all
retirees, irrespective of their earlier affiliation or affinity while service.
ONLY FOR SIX MONTHS....
PENSIONER CAN CONTINUE IN SERVICE UNIONS ONLY FOR SIX MONTHS AFTER
The first membership verification to identify and recognize
majority union of BSNL Executives will be conducted in last week of September
2016. Ten organizations are in the list of applicants at present.
BSNL Management has issued an order stating that a retired
employee can continue as office-bearer of any service union for maximum period
of six months from his retirement. If the rule is violated, the particular union
will be disqualified from participating in the membership verification.
Campaign is started by the
Executives organization. Our Association is totally aloof from it. We are not
part of any organization. We are not an appendage of any one. We maintain equal
distance from all. We represent all retirees, irrespective of their earlier
affiliation or affinity while service.
FREE UNLIMITED CALLS FROM LANDLINES TO
BSNL has announced an attractive scheme to its
From 15th August 2016 onwards free unlimited calls are allowed on
all Sundays from BSNL Landlines.
has issued order granting benefit of 78.2% merger in HRA to serving BSNL staff
only from 1-10-2016.
pay with 78.2% IDA was given only from 10-6-2013. Now, HRA on the increased Pay
is given only from 1-10-2016.
UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE FIRST
Some people wrote to Secretary,
Telecom in 2015 that future pension revision in BSNL should be through seventh
CPC. Thereafter, they changed their stand. They demanded PRC. Government did
not accept their demand. Government did not change the Terms of Reference of
third PRC. Pension Revision is not in the terms of reference. Still, these
people went and submitted their memorandum to PRC on 8-8-2016 . Very next day,
on 9-8-2016, they wrote another letter to Secretary, Telecom asking for
benefits through CPC. We do not question anybody's wisdom. The Telecom
Commission may be perplexed to see these over-turns.
Understand the realities:
There is no Defined
Benefit Scheme in CPSEs and it is only Defined Contributory Scheme.
In CPSEs pension is constant and there is no pension revision.
There is a DPE guideline that the "superannuation benefits
should not exceed 30% of Pay + DA". That is why PRCs are recommending the
Department of Public Enterprises conducted a workshop at Hyderabad
on 19/11/2012 and the topic was "Pension Schemes in CPSEs". Nearly 15
CPSEs participated in that workshop and gave presentations.
Certain aspects from those presentations are:
Oil India was nationalised on 14/10/1981. Before that, there was a
statutory guarantee for payment of pension. As on 31/3/2012, 1095 employees
under this category are getting pension @ 40% of last 10 months average as
pension. Those who were recruited after 14/10/1981 are covered under Defined
Contributory System of pension.
Gas Authority of India (GAIL) employees contribute a fixed amount
of Rs.29,172/- per year and it would increase by 5% each year. But the
Management contributes only Rs.100/- per year. After 32 years of service, 50%
of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) is given as pension. Minimum qualifying service
required is 15 years and minimum pension is 20%.
In Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Defined Benefit Scheme was
introduced in November 1987 managed through Trust. As per DPE guidelines it was
converted into Defined Contributory Scheme from 1/1/2007. Under Defined Benefit
Scheme there were 13843 beneficiaries and under Defined Contributory Scheme
there were 5595 beneficiaries as on 31/3/2012.
[ Nobody in the above
CPSEs get pension from government. We are the only PSU retirees receiving
pension from government.]
Superannuation benefit of 30% of Pay + DA is apportioned as
follows in the following CPSEs:-
BSNL Corporate Office has asked Circles to
launch a web based programme to monitor the status of medical claims pending.
It is a good suggestion. The only doubt is whether anyone in BSNL will take the
instruction seriously and do it.bsnlmrs-web-based-programme.pdf
MEDICAL CLAIMS BY
BSNL Corporate Office has issued an order yesterday, 10-8-2016,
asking field units to settle the medical claims of retirees without delay. The
Order is attached here. Please click on the link in red colour.bsnlmrs-quick-payment-to-pensioners.pdf
PARITY IN PENSION FOR
OLD CENTRAL PENSIONERS
The Seventh CPC had suggested two options for
revising the pension of old pensioners to bring parity with new pensioners.
While issuing the orders, the DoP&PW implemented only Option No 2.Option No
1 is also accepted subject to feasibility.To study the option No 1 in detail
and suggest if it can be implemented a committee is appointed, comprising
Secretary (Pension) as Chairman and Member (Staff). Railway Board, Member
(Staff), Department of Posts, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser,
Ministry of Home Affairs and Controller General of Accounts as Members.
ONE CASE STUDY
An old case was brought to me recently.One
gentleman while working as RSA in Telephones took invalid pension in 1982 with
18 years of qualifying service. He had earned ten increments in his scale then.
He was drawing pro-rata pension of Rs 3862 from 1-1-2006. Since he is entitled
to get full pension under the recent orders I prepared the calculations and his
pension is re-fixed at Rs 6750, being the minimum of the corresponding pays
scale of RSA (The cadre does not exist now). He got arrears of Rs 5,98, 976
also. After revision under Option No 2 suggested by 7th CPC he will get basic
pension of Rs 17348.
If the first option is accepted and implemented,
the above gentleman may get basic pension of Rs 26000.
All cases need not be advantageous like this.
Those who retired at a higher level of his/her grade (after earning ten
increments or more) will get good benefit under Option No1. Of course, the
service book of many may not be available.That is shown as the main reason to
state that it is not feasible.
Note: All old pensioners should keep ready
whatever papers they have. Do not lose any paper connected with Service or
pension. Some pensioners come to know the benefits, without any paper, not even
the PPO. Some people come with BankPass books without updating the entries for
the last 3-4 years also.